Chichester speedster makes his mark at Silverstone

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Chichester racer Richard Morgan competed in a Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk5’s run by Slidesports in rounds 11 and 12 of the APR Volkswagen Racing Cup was held on Silverstone’s 3.7-mile Grand Prix circuit.

Saturday saw Morgan take part in qualifying and the first of a two-race weekend. Qualifying left him 16th on the grid with a time of 2.31min.

Morgan had a good start in race one and started to move up through the field. With some good overtaking and racecraft, he crossed the line in tenth averaging 86mph over nine laps.

Race two saw Morgan starting from tenth. Again he got a good start and held his own for a few laps before his tyres lost grip, which saw him slip to 12th.

Morgan pushed hard but he took the chequered flag in twelth place.

He is ninth in the championship standings on 248 points. The final two rounds are at the Donington Park on September 29/30.

DAVID HOLLAND