Adam Morgan to race with family-run Ciceley team in 2013 BTCC
|By Kevin Turner||Monday, November 5th 2012, 10:40 GMT|
British Touring Car racer Adam Morgan will leave Speedworks Motorsport to run with his own family team Cicely Racing in 2013.
Ciceley ran Morgan to the BTCC-supporting Ginetta GT Supercup in 2011 and the series prize helped him into the BTCC.
Morgan finished 19th in the BTCC standings this year in Speedworks' Toyota Avensis, but father Russell Morgan has now purchased the similar car used by Frank Wrathall in 2011 to run under the Ciceley banner.
Morgan Sr said: "We are well on the way with the project and we are enjoying getting the old team back together and planning Ciceley's BTCC debut.
"It will be a big step for us, and we are looking for an experienced race engineer to help, but we are relishing the challenge."
Russell confirmed that budgetary concerns were the main reason behind the move.
"The only sadness is that it means the end of our fruitful association with Speedworks," he added.
"Christian Dick and his team have worked tirelessly on Adam's behalf throughout the season and have helped bring him on in leaps and bounds.
"This was not an easy decision for us and finances were the main consideration."
Adam said: "It's a bit of a step up to touring cars, but we are going to a go: it all worked really well for us in 2011 in Ginettas.
"It's a shame to be leaving Speedworks. I learned a great deal about the car and about set-up.
"I believe I showed I have the pace to compete in the top 10. Now it is all about getting the results."