The first round of the SEAT León Eurocup roared into action at Estoril last weekend with Welshman Alex Morgan laying down his claim to fight for the championship.
An action-packed first two rounds, where Bridgend’s Alex Morgan harnessed the pure pace of his Wolf Power Racing car, battling to 5th and 8th place in Portugal.
Following his sensational debut season, propelling him confidently into the first rounds, the 29-year-old stormed the Friday test sessions. His speed lined him up 3rd fastest, giving a positive boost heading into qualifying. Unfortunately a broken driveshaft on his out lap curbed his qualifying chances, forcing him to the back of the grid for both races. With luck against him, his racing spirit and determination gave Alex the opportunity to fight his way through in each round. Both races provided perfect weather conditions for a hard-fought on track battle.
Taking the wheel of his Wolf Power car, race one saw a flawless start from Alex, eyes firmly set on every available gap. Fighting his way back through a hectic first lap, he launched himself to 7th place in the opening lap alone. Hot on the heels of Hernandez, on lap 3 he powered round the outside to 6th place. Making up an impressive 9 places in the first race, he crossed the line in 5th.
The race showcased the talents of the Reading-based driver, giving him every confidence that with the power of the 2016 SEAT León beneath him, a victory is firmly within his grasp this season and he’s started with double points in Portugal.
“I can take positives from the weekend, as we were quick, overtaking a serious number of cars in both races,” he said afterwards.
The next round of the series is Alex’s home event at Silverstone on 14 & 15 May.