The pair were last week on track at Thruxton, Hampshire and again at Silverstone, Northants in their Ciceley-prepared UK Clio Cup cars. Ciceley will dovetail its debut UK Clio Cup campaign with its BTCC programme at events during 2016…
Morgan, Ciceley's star BTCC driver, said: “Moving from rear-wheel-drive – which Dan and Ollie are both used to – to front-wheel-drive does take time as I found when I moved to the BTCC. From what we saw last week, I’d say they have both done really well – they’ve just got their heads down and got on with it.
“More importantly this was the first time everyone in our UK Clio Cup team – drivers, engineers, mechanics – has got together and tested the cars in anger. Everything has gelled very quickly and I believe if we continue at this rate we will be right in the mix come the start of the start of the season.”
Pidgley added: “It’s all been about improving gradually, step by step. When we all sat down and analysed the data we can see it’s pretty encouraging so far. Every lap – in fact every corner – we keep learning more and more about these cars.
“Thruxton was a bit of a shock – I’m an instructor there but I think this was the first time I’ve ever gone around there in a ‘tin-top’ without anyone sitting next to me! Silverstone of course is fairly technical – there are really only three corners meaning each one becomes extra-critical and we seemed to be turning in good times.”
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