CDW Solutions Specialist and Team BRIT racing driver Aaron Morgan kicked off his Britcar Championship season with a stunning 2nd place finish in Round 1 of the championship, held at the iconic Silverstone circuit on Saturday 24th April.
Aaron was paired with his regular Team Brit teammate Bobby Trundley for the race. The duo’s early morning practice session got off to a rocky start with the Team BRIT Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 experiencing issues with one of its custom front dampers. Worse still, a change to the race timetable meant the car couldn't be set up properly before the qualifying session began.
Undeterred by the technical issues, the pair still managed to qualify in P11 for the first two races. After some heroics from the Team BRIT mechanics, the car was returned to optimal setup again for the first race, setting the tone for an inspiring performance that saw them finish in P7, which would set their grid position for race two.
Aaron was behind the wheel for the first half of the second race and managed to skillfully avoid an on-track incident in the first lap before some gutsy driving pushed the pair’s position to P5. Aaron passed over to Bobby for the remainder of the race and after some stellar driving secured the fastest lap time in their class, Bobby was able to close out the race in 2nd place – picking up the team’s first piece of silverware of the year in the process.
“It was amazing to be at the home of British motorsport for the opening round of the season. It’s been a long winter break with the national lockdown delaying the first round. Despite this it was amazing that Bobby and I were able to pick up where we left off last season, adding more silverware to our cabinets at the opening round. I am confident that this can continue and we will regularly challenge for the podium”
When we spoke to Aaron at the start of the season, he told us the team was determined to do even better than last season. We’re incredibly proud that he’s already on the way to doing so, and we’ll be cheering him on the whole way.
Photo credit: Darren S Cook, Scruffy Bear Pictures