Morgan claims flag-to-flag victory
Polesitter Alex Morgan delivered a superb flag-to-flag victory in the first race of Courier Connections Renault UK Clio Cup at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit. The SV Racing driver is the first race winner on UK soil in the new, turbo-powered fourth generation car.
Although ultimately taking the chequered flag 4.6 seconds clear of Team Pyro’s Rob Smith, the Morgan’s victory was by no means a formality. Smith was a constant thorn in Morgan’s side until just after mid-distance when an unfortunate slow puncture meant the Pyro driver’s challenge faded, having been within just a few tenths of a second of the leader up to that point. Eventually Smith managed to maintain second place to secure his maiden podium in the Renault UK Clio Cup – as well as his first ever Graduate Cup class victory – ahead of Josh Cook.