Mon, 16 May 2016
British-born Alex Morgan gave a hard fought performance at the historic Silverstone circuit, for the second round of SEAT León Eurocup. Following a frustrating start to the season in Estoril, the Reading-based driver had his sights set on promising results in front of his home crowd. Alex gave a strong performance qualifying 3rd, claimed his first podium of 2016, and secured a well-earned haul of points over the weekend. With optimum conditions, the SEAT León Eurocup gave yet another thrilling weekend of wheel-to-wheel racing. With encouraging pace in the test sessions, Alex translated his momentum to qualify 3rd in Friday’s qualifying, and scored 3 crucial championship points. In Saturday’s race 1 Alex had a difficult first lap however dropping back to P6, but with great pace in the latter stages of the race, he managed to fight back to claim P4 overall. Race 2 provided some excellent racing throughout the field, as has become customary for the exhilarating SEAT León Cup. Starting from P8 on the reverse grid, Alex intended to fight hard and chased down the illustrious podium at his home race. A hectic first lap, saw the 28-year-old being forced wide and sustain suspension damage. Despite the contact at the start, Alex took every opportunity with clean overtaking to take positions. After setting the fastest lap on lap 5, he found himself fiercely attacking for P3 and P2 in the closing stages. Constant pressure forced Della Motta in 3rd to make a mistake, leaving Alex to hunt down Beirao da Veiga who was running 2nd, challenging hard around the historic corners of Silverstone. After a close fight to the flag Alex claimed the final step of the podium after a superb performance, which showcased his natural flair for wheel-to-wheel racing. Morgan commented:
“Taking the final podium position was a great way to end the weekend. I tried to take P2, but I knew it wasn't going to be an easy move. Securing the points and the podium was crucial for me and the team, so I am really happy"With two points scoring positions, a positive qualifying performance and taking the fastest race lap, Alex looks ahead to the next round with every confidence in his Wolf Power Racing car;
“Getting the fastest lap was another big plus for me and the team. It showed that we really have got the race pace in the car, which is promising for the future events"After the successful weekend Alex Morgan earned 30 points, giving a positive boost in the championship standings. The SEAT León Eurocup season races back into action at Paul Ricard on 4th-5th June. The races including Silverstone can be viewed on Youtube.