With the 2018 British Touring Car Championship only a matter of weeks away, we are proud to announce that for a third year running, we will be sponsoring this year's Championship Contender Tom Ingram and Speedworks Motorsport. Speedworks are a small, independent team with a real focus on quality, and this is an ethos that we share with this team.
Tom Ingram has one goal on his mind ahead of the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship – building upon the impressive progress he and Speedworks Motorsport made last year to clinch the most coveted crown in national racing.
Ingram and Speedworks came out-of-the-blocks flying at the start of 2017, with the talented young Bucks ace tallying eight top five finishes from the opening nine rounds – including a brace of hugely impressive victories – to establish a commanding 17-point advantage in the overall Drivers’ standings leaving Thruxton in May.
In only his fourth campaign in what is commonly regarded as the world’s premier and most fiercely-disputed tin-top series, Ingram looked set to truly take on the sport’s biggest-hitters, but a luckless mid-season run would conspire to derail his charge. Undeterred, the 24-year-old came back fighting over the second half to lift the Independents’ Trophy, with Speedworks similarly doing the business in the Independent Teams’ tussle as the plucky Northwich, Cheshire-based outfit sealed its breakthrough BTCC success in fine style.
Not just that, but Ingram ultimately placed a superb third amongst the 37 high-calibre contenders – some of the finest touring car protagonists on the planet – in the final Drivers’ table, ahead of defending champion Gordon Shedden and three fellow former title-holders. Along the way, the 24-year-old KX Akademy graduate and MSA Academy member led more laps than any of his adversaries, posted the best average qualifying record of anybody in the field for the second year running and reached the podium on nine occasions – four times the top step.