Ciceley Motorsport to leave British Touring Car Championship

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Having competed within the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) for the past 11 years, Lancashire-based team Ciceley Motorsport has announced it will leave the series ahead of the 2023 season beginning.

The decision was made by team owner Russell Morgan so Ciceley Motorsport can concentrate on new historic motorsport challenges.

“It’s been an incredible journey. It was a very emotional decision for me to call time on the team in its current form as Adam and I have raced as ‘dad and lad’ since he was seven years old,” explained Russell Morgan. “I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved at Ciceley Motorsport, initially from my garage at home and later having grown into a professional race car team competing at the very highest level in the UK. Now is the time for a change, however.”

“I’m very happy, yet sad at the same time,” said Adam Morgan, who finished second with Ciceley Motorsport in the 2022 BTCC Independents’ Championship. “Most of the team have been with us since the beginning of my career in 2010. We have definitely had many more ups than downs and shared some amazing experiences together, but the time has come for a change. It’s not the end though. The Ciceley name will live on in historic racing and I fully intend to continue competing at the highest level of UK motorsport, so you can expect news on my plans in the very near future.”

Adam Morgan continued, “Professionally, I owe the lads in the team so much. They have been outstanding and always give 110%. I also have to thank every partner that turned our BTCC journey into one big adventure that resulted in 12 wins, 39 podium finishes, a pole position and 15 fastest laps.”

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