Neil Cunningham drove the Richard Thorne Motorsport Morgan Aero 8 to an historic 1st place in the British GT at Knockhill, Scotland yesterday. The sensational win is the first for a Morgan Aero 8 in International top class racing. It underlines the determination of the independent British marque to hold its own among the big names in sports cars.
It was a truly epic 40 minute battle, with the Morgan mixing it nose to tail with the front-running Porsche 911 and a Ferrari, giving the enthusiastic crowd a real racing treat. On his way to the podium, Cunningham posted the fastest lap in class of the weekend and established a new track record.
Team Aero’s run of success also continued with Keith Ahlers and Rob Wells gaining another third place podium finish, the fourth consecutive of the season.
Commenting, Charles Morgan, Managing Director of the Malvern-based manufacturer, said:
"This is a fantastic result that fully justifies all the hard work that Neil and the whole team have put in. We have always believed that the Aero 8 has the capacity to take on the best and win, and I think now we have proved that once and for all.
"Our involvement in the Cup Class at the British GT is all about racing with cars that are very close to the one you can see in the showroom, and I hope that more people may now begin to realise that the Aero 8 really is a superbly engineered driver’s car.?Published 13 May 2003