Tom Ingram could seal the Ginetta GT Supercup at his “home” circuit Silverstone this weekend in what will be another step towards his ultimate goal to race in F1.
A sublime double victory last time out at Rockingham has catapulted the talented young Bucks ace to the brink of the coveted crown.
Ingram has been very much the driving force in the British Touring Car Championship-supporting Ginetta GT Supercup in 2013, and he headed to Rockingham – Europe’s fastest racing circuit – eager to put more clear air between himself and his pursuers in the championship standings.
The race, which was live on ITV4, proved to be an inspired one for the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Rising Star, MSA Academy member and KENNETT brand ambassador – and after just three of the race’s 18 laps, he was already a staggering 12 seconds clear of the chasing pack.
That margin was a nigh-on unbelievable 30.8 seconds when the flag came down, as the former Ginetta G50 champion, Ginetta Junior champion and British Karting champion routinely lapped up to three seconds faster than anybody else on the track.
His ninth victory of an outstanding campaign not only extended his unbroken podium run this year to 20, but most importantly, represented a giant leap towards a third car racing crown in just four years.
Ingram just needs a single eighth place finish in this weekend’s meet at Silverstone to finish the job.
“It is a massively important weekend for us and about as perfect an outcome as it’s possible to have,” Ingram said.