In­gram fac­ing Ger­many and Barum dou­ble test

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Chris In­gram faces two of the most im­por­tant ral­lies of his ca­reer backto-back as he takes on his first WRC event out­side of Bri­tain on Rally Ger­many be­fore gun­ning for the Euro­pean Rally Cham­pi­onship Ju­nior cat­e­gory in Barum.

In­gram has led the JERC from round two in the Azores and holds an 11-point lead over Opel team-mate Mar­i­jan Griebel, who will also do Rally Ger­many. The ERC of­fers 25 points for a win and there are two rounds to go.

“It’s a mas­sive op­por­tu­nity,” said In­gram. “Opel de­cided the pro­gramme but even though it isn’t in the cham­pi­onship [ERC], it [Ger­many] is a mega rally to do. It’ll suit the car well. It’s a chance to go up against some of the best in R2 cars, hope­fully we can at least get a podium.”

In­gram’s stiffest chal­lenge will likely come from Griebel, who has fin­ished top R2 on the event be­fore.

“Last year he won by two min­utes and re­tired on one of the days,” added In­gram. “I think he was 30s a stage quicker than the DMACK guys at times. I’m sure they’ve im­proved.”

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