Adam Morgan makes West Surrey Racing switch
Adam Morgan will continue to race in the British Touring Car Championship in 2023 after agreeing a deal to join multiple champions West Surrey Racing.
Morgan will move to the team following the announcement earlier this week that his family-run Ciceley Motorsport squad will step away from the series to focus on historic racing from next season.
The 34-year-old – the only driver to start more than 300 races in NGTC-spec machinery -is the first driver confirmed as part of the WSR line-up, and will continue at the wheel of the BMW 330 he has campaigned for the last two years.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the best team in the BTCC,” he said. “Walking through their headquarters and seeing the trophies and photos on the wall of their former drivers; Senna, Hakkinen, Mansell, and the way the cars are prepared in the workshop… It’s obvious why they’ve won so much.
“Having raced WSR-built BMWs for the past two years, I know the car and for the first time in my career, I’ll just be focused on the driving, rather than other team jobs. With one exception, every team-mate I’ve had in the BTCC has been a rookie, so there’s always been an expectation on me, as the lead driver, to do the bulk of the set-up work.
“That won’t be the case at WSR, and I’ll be able to learn from that to elevate myself to become the best driver I’ve ever been. I can’t wait to get started.”
Team boss Dick Bennetts said he was delighted to confirm Morgan as part of his line-up.
“We’re delighted to make this announcement so early into the winter and to bring Adam to WSR,” concluded Team Principal Dick Bennetts. “He’s an excellent driver who’s proved himself capable of winning races in a variety of cars and of acting as the team leader.
“He’s won in the WSR-built BMW 3 Series in both 330i M Sport and hybrid 330e M Sport configurations and is liked and respected throughout the BTCC paddock.
“With Adam on board as the first name of what will be an extremely strong line-up, I’m confident of our ability to challenge for the Drivers’, Teams’ and Manufacturers’/Constructors’ Championships in 2023.”