Mercedes privateer Adam Morgan scored his first Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship victory of the season at Thruxton, powering his A-Class to victory in the final, reverse-grid, race of the day.
Morgan led from start to finish to earn his second win in the series, but had to resist race-long pressure from MG6 ace Andrew Jordan to scoop the honours - including a high-pressure restart after a safety car period when Warren Scott crashed his Volkswagen CC.
Morgan's win capped a trio of BTCC races in which the winner of each race established themselves up front early on, but was always forced to drive under intense pressure to hold on to their success.
In the day’s opener Honda’s Gordon Shedden passed polesitter Aron Smith (Volkswagen CC) at the start, but was immediately chased by team-mate Matt Neal, who squeezed past Smith in to Allard bend early in the lap. Thereafter it rarely looked like Shedden would be threatened as Neal, who was always in striking distance, had to drive defensively from Smith and a charging Morgan. A late puncture ended Smith’s strong challenge.