BTCC 2018 title showdown: how the contenders shape up

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What he says “I’ve been here before and I’m really enjoying it this year. I enjoy these moments.

“We’ve put together a strong campaign, although it’s not been without its challenges. The strike rate of podiums has been good, if not necessarily wins. The latter are very hard to come by in the BTCC.”

Tom Ingram

Age 25 From High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire Team Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis

BTCC starts 146 Race wins 9 Best championship finish 3rd (2017)

2018 race wins 3

Ingram, who drives for the small Speedworks team, has shown unstoppable pace at times this season, but he’s also had more bad luck and challenges than Turkington. He’s retired three times (compared to one for Turkington) and was disqualified from a second place at Knockhill due to a technical infringement. 

With his problems often striking in the opening race, rising star Ingram has had to produce a number of charges through the field to salvage results in the second race, with the highlight an amazing charge from 15th to victory at Silverstone. That was one of three wins so far in 2018.

What he says “We will go to Brands Hatch with a fighting chance. We’re obviously still the underdog, but the ball is in our court and we’re not giving up now. We’re the hunter, while Colin is the hunted. The pressure is on him, not us.

“We can do it, it’s just a case of putting it all together.”

The young guns of the BTCC: Tom Ingram and the championship’s other rising stars

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