Tom Ingram exceeds expectations at Knockhill
It was never going to be easy in a FWD car on a RWD-favouring track
17 August 2016 10:26:47

An action-packed weekend at the Fife circuit for Tom and the Speedworks team:

"Speedworks Motorsport exceeded expectations and then some as the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship travelled north of the border to Knockhill last weekend, with Tom Ingram producing a scene-stealing performance behind the wheel of the team’s Toyota Avensis.

A popular stop on the annual BTCC calendar, Knockhill – a picturesque and undulating rollercoaster of a circuit – is traditionally regarded as a rear wheel-drive track, but nobody appeared to have told Ingram as he tore up the formbook in free practice to top the timesheets in the front wheel-drive Avensis.

Despite carrying 27kg of success weight, the talented young Bucks ace set the pace again in qualifying amongst the 31 high-calibre contenders – some of the very best touring car protagonists on the planet – before a mid-session puncture sent him skating across the gravel and pit-bound to allow the car to be checked over.

Thankfully, there was no major damage and a stellar job by the Speedworks crew enabled Ingram to return to the fray – albeit now some way down the order. Following a late red flag stoppage, the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Rising Star vaulted up the timing screens to reclaim pole position with just a minute remaining, only to subsequently find himself pipped by a ballast-free Jason Plato to the tune of a scant two hundredths-of-a-second."

Read the rest of the report from an exciting date in the BTTC calendar here

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