In­gram eyes wins af­ter resur­gent Cir­cuit de­but

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Chris In­gram is hop­ing to give Opel its first ma­jor gravel win with the Adam R2 af­ter a strong de­but on the Cir­cuit of Ire­land.

The 21-year-old – car­ry­ing Andrews Heat for Hire lo­gos on his Opel de­but – fin­ished sec­ond af­ter strug­gling for con­fi­dence on the first day. He scored three fastest times on the Satur­day to beat team-mate Mar­i­jan Griebel and fin­ish be­hind Lukasz Pieni­azek.

“To come away with sec­ond is a mas­sive bonus and a per­fect re­sult cham­pi­onship­wise go­ing into the Azores, where I’ll aim to de­fend my ju­nior vic­tory from last year,” said In­gram.

“The first day was one of the big­gest chal­lenges of my ca­reer, adapt­ing to the new sur­round­ings in such poor weather con­di­tions, and we were un­der strict or­ders to get to the fin­ish of the rally.”

The Ju­nior cat­e­gory vis­its Azores as its next round on June 2-4.

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Char­lie Payne/carl Wil­liamson Luke Fran­cis/john H Roberts Stephen Petch/michael Wilkinson Paul Benn/richard Cooke Steven Clark/steve Pugh Thomas Pre­ston/jack Mor­ton Tris­tan Bai­ley/james How Peter Stephen­son/giles Dykes Roland Llewellin/dan Nieroda Russell Thomp­son/an­drew Mur­phy

In­gram eye­ing Azores al­ready

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