Sun, 19 April 2015
Former UK Clio Cup vice-champion, Alex Morgan, has joined 2014 SEAT Leon Eurocup Championship winning team Baporo Motorsport for this season’s SEAT Leon Eurocup Championship. The multiple Clio race winner will take part in the 7 races held at some of Europe’s most famous circuits in a bid to build on his success in Clios. Last year, Alex was a member of the prestigious KX Akademy and competed for a second season in the UK Clio Championship with SV Racing, and went on to score race wins and numerous podiums which helped SV Racing achieve the Entrant Team championship. Combined with his UK commitments, Alex raced in the fiercely competitive European Clio Championship and finished the season with Italian team Rangoni Corse, with whom he took a pair of podiums and finished the championship in 5th place and was the highest scoring British driver. During the winter period Alex has been focused on securing sponsorship for 2015, and with the season opener taking place in just over a week, he his thrilled to have secured a drive with last year’s Team and Driver’s champions, Baporo Motorsport, in what he hopes will enable him to be right at the front of the grid. The SEAT Leon Eurocup Championship is renowned for its competitiveness and Alex is eager to make the step up and compete against some of the best driver’s in Europe. Despite only being able to test the Seat on one occasion previously, Alex is confident that the experience gained at Paul Ricard last year in Clios (which hosts the opening round), will enable him to score well. Talking of the season ahead, Alex said:
I have been presented with a fantastic opportunity and challenge for this season. It’s a new championship and new team but I’m delighted to have secured a drive with such well renowned team in Baporo. I gained a lot of experience last year in the UK and European Clio racing and I’m brimming with excitement to get this season underway. I have only driven the car once at Barcelona so far and was amazed by the power and grip it generates and I’m really looking forward to pitching myself against the other drivers when we get to Paul Ricard in a week. It’s going to be a tough championship for sure but I want to aim high and it will be an amazing feeling racing at the circuits in this year’s championship, especially Silverstone! I have a few new circuits to learn but with strong teammates to work with, I’m confident I can progress quickly. It’s going to be a long season and I’m hoping to be quick from the outset so I can maximize my chances of a finishing high in the Championship order.The calendar for the 2015 season is: Paul Ricard (France) : 24 -26 April Estoril (Portugal) : 8 – 10 May Silverstone (UK) : 5 – 7 June Red Bull Ring (Austria) : 3 – 5 July Nurburgring (Germany) : 18 – 20 September Monza (Italy) : 2 – 4 October Barcelona (Spain) : 30 October – 1 November Coverage of the events will be shown on www.gtopen.tv and you can also keep up to date with Alex’s progress by following his new Seat Championship blog exclusively on the Checkered Flag website.