Fri, 22 April 2016
Following a stellar debut season in the SEAT León Eurocup, Alex Morgan is looking to build on his experience and feels more prepared than ever to take the fight to championship victory.
Ahead of the season opener in Estoril this weekend, the Reading-based driver has teamed up with successful team Wolf Power with his sights set firmly on finishing ahead of the pack. The Portuguese track suited Alex in his first season, where he earned a respectable fifth and eighth place finish. This year the 29-year old looks to improve, feeling confident for the season ahead. Claiming his sensational maiden victory in the series last year at the challenging Nurburgring, the 2013 UK Renault Clio Cup Vice-Champion is hungry to build upon his success.
"After a strong performance last year in my maiden season in the SEAT León Eurocup, it was always my intention to do a second year in the Championship to build on the experience I gained.
There was a lot to learn in 2015 as the SEAT was new to me and there were circuits I hadn't competed at previously. Heading into my second year I don't have those issues and whilst the car has been updated, I'm very confident of having a good season and will be aiming to be in the championship hunt throughout.”
His stunning debut lines Alex up with Swiss-based Wolf Power, a team who claimed victory at Silverstone in 2015. With the 2016 car featuring new aerodynamics, brakes, dual direction suspension and a new gearbox update, the level of performance of the car has increased and the championship is set to provide some edge of seat, wheel-to-wheel racing. Together with his own abilities, Alex has confidence in the team and the car beneath him
“Wolf Power are a very professional and determined team. They had good results with various drivers last season and so I know the car will be good”
The SEAT León Eurocup speeds into action, with fourteen action-packed rounds across seven iconic European circuits. With the substitution of high-speed straights of Monza for sweeping curves of Mugello, the calendar provides an exciting challenge, one which Alex is keen to get started.
“I'm really excited to get the season underway and my focus is firmly on qualifying to make sure we start the season at the front"
Director of Infinity Sports Management, Harry Soden, comments:
“Alex had an excellent debut season in the SEAT León Eurocup, his sheer talent and ability to learn quickly gave him the edge over many other competitors.
The partnership with Wolf Racing sets him in good stead to take the championship fight. We’re excited to see how he progresses and have every confidence the season will be a thriller”
The opening rounds of SEAT León Eurocup take place on 23-24 April at Estoril, Portugal.