BTCC LAT­EST In­gram re­turns with Speed­works crew

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Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship racer Tom In­gram says he has his sights on the In­de­pen­dents Tro­phy this sea­son as he will re­main with the Speed­works Motorsport team driv­ing a Toy­ota Aven­sis.

The 23-year-old was a twotime race win­ner in 2016 on his way to 10th in the points, and he fin­ished fourth in the pri­va­teers’ chase.

In­gram said he was keen to add con­sis­tency this year. “It’s vi­tal in the BTCC to make hay on the good days and make the most of the bad days – but last year, our bad days were very, very bad,” he said. “In races two and three at Brands Hatch Indy, Don­ing­ton Park and Thrux­ton, we scored a grand total of two points and then Rock­ing­ham was a point­less week­end, quite lit­er­ally.

“If we’d been more con­sis­tent and av­er­aged just eighth place in each of those races, we’d have won the cham­pi­onship – I think that’s a mea­sure of how much po­ten­tial there is in this team, which is hugely ex­cit­ing head­ing into 2017.

“The ben­e­fit of all the ex­pe­ri­ence we have gained will gal­vanise us and we now have a much stronger pack­age and a com­pletely dif­fer­ent mind­set and ap­proach. Hav­ing bro­ken our duck, that box has been ticked and we can fo­cus on the big­ger pic­ture.”

In­gram gets con­sis­tency

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