Tom Ingram

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Tom Ingram
Nationality  British
Born (1993-08-20) August 20, 1993 (age 21)
High Wycombe (England)
2014 British Touring Car Championship
Debut season 2014
Current team Speedworks Motorsport
Car no. 80
Starts 30
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 15th in 2014
Previous series
201113
20092010
Ginetta GT Supercup
Ginetta Junior Championship
Championship titles
2013
2011
2010
Ginetta GT Supercup (G55)
Ginetta GT Supercup (G50)
Ginetta Junior Championship
Awards
2011 BRDC Rising Star


Tom Ingram (born August 20, 1993 in High Wycombe) is a British racing driver, currently racing in the British Touring Car Championship. Having won the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2010 and the G50 class of the Ginetta GT Supercup in 2011, Ingram was named a British Racing Drivers' Club Rising Star in 2011.[1]

Karting[edit]

2001[edit]

Ingram started his racing career at the age of 8, karting in the Open Cadet Class. In his first 5 races, he came 3rd once and won 4 novice awards, racing in the Formula 6, Buckmore Park and Bayfords Meadows Summer Championships. In the winter of that same year, Ingram also competed in the Sandown Park Kart Club Championship and finished 2nd. In his second year of the Open Cadet karts, he won 8 of the 12 races in Formula 6 and 6 of the 8 rounds in the Bayford Meadows Summer Championship winning both championships. He also set 3 lap records at 3 different circuits.

2002[edit]

In September 2002 he stepped up to the F6 Honda Cadet Championship and the Bayford Meadows Winter Championship and won all 3 races and the championship.

2003[edit]

In 2003 he took delivery of a brand new Project One Honda Cadet chassis and used this for the rest of the season which was the National "O" plate finishing 3rd overall he also won the Lydd Championship and came second in both the Bayford Meadows and Buckmore Park Club Championships. He also finished 3rd in the Formula 6 Championship.

2004[edit]

Later in 2004 Ingram contested in the Super 2 National Championship and the Formula 6 Championship. He finished 2nd in the F6 and 6th in the National 4 stroke Championships. In October 2004 he changed classes to 2 stroke Rotax Minimax using a Tonykart Chassis (the minimax is a class that uses an adult sized chassis and 125cc water cooled 2-stroke Rotax engine).

2005[edit]

In 2005 Ingram managed to finish 3rd in the Buckmore Park winter championship, 4th in the Bayford Meadows Winter Championship and 1st in the Lydd Winter Championships. He also finished 2nd in both Buckmore Park and Bayford Meadows Summer Championships and gained many other notable results in the year including 2nd in The Brazilian Cup and 1st in the Renault Champion of Champions meeting his first major win.

2006[edit]

In 2006 Ingram won his first ever British Championship which was The BRDC Minimax Stars of Tomorrow Championship. 2006 also saw Ingram compete in the Super 1 British Kart Championship but a bad accident in the second round saw Ingram hospitalised and out of the championship. Ingram voted local Sports Personality of the year.

2007[edit]

2007 saw Ingram compete in the BRDC Stars of Tomorrow Junior Max Championship which he finished 8th. He also won the Brazilian Cup at Whilton Mill. Ingram voted local Sports Personality for the Year for the second year in a row.

2008[edit]

In Ingram's final year in Karts he competed in every major competition in the U.K. including Stars of Tomorrow, Super 1, Kartmasters but struggled with finances and missed some of the rounds.

Motor Racing[edit]

2009[edit]

In Ingram's debut season in cars he competed in a Ginetta Junior Championship, which was a one-make support championship for the BTCC (British Touring Car Championship), racing Ginetta G20s. He finished 12th in the championship after missing 6 rounds due to funding issues. He managed to get onto the podium in his second race as well as getting 2 pole positions and 5 top 5 finishes.

2010[edit]

2010 saw Ingram win the Ginetta Junior Championship with the Hillspeed team getting 13 podiums, 8 fastest laps, 5 wins and 6 pole positions. For this year, the old Ginetta G20 had been replaced by the new Ginetta G40. As a prize for winning the championship Ingram had a full day's testing with Pirtek British Touring Car team finishing the day just half a second off the time set by Andrew Jordan set in the morning. During the winter of 2010 Ingram made it into the final four of the Racing Steps Foundation Scholarship

2011[edit]

In 2011 Ingram became a BRDC Rising Star and was competing in the Ginetta G50 GT Supercup class, although he had very limited testing he managed to get used to the new car and won the championship with 2 rounds to spare; he managed to pick up 10 wins and a total of 18 podiums, 13 fastest laps and 13 pole positions starts. Ingram also made it into the final four of the Porsche Supercup Scholorship.

2012[edit]

2012 sees Ingram compete in the Ginetta G55 class of the GT Supercup racing for JHR Developments. Ingram voted Radio Le Mans Young Driver of the Year. Ingram won the newly launched KX Academy scholarship and secures funding for the rest of the season.

2013[edit]

For 2013, Ingram remained with JHR Developments in a Ginetta G55 in the Ginetta GT Supercup. Ingram was invited to drive a MG ZR 190 for MG dealer Brown & Gammons at the MG Live event at Silverstone.[2] He qualified on pole, and won race 1 by over 6 seconds, also taking the fastest lap.[citation needed] In race 2, he won by almost 16 seconds and took the fastest lap again.[citation needed]

Ingram finished the season as the 2013 Ginetta GT Supercup Champion with 22 consecutive podiums, 11 wins, nine 2nds, two 3rds, five poles and 15 fastest laps.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Podiums Position
2009 Ginetta Junior Championship Tockwith Motorsport 12 0 1 12th
2010 Ginetta Junior Championship Hillspeed 20 5 13 1st
2011 Ginetta GT Supercup Plans Motorsport 25 10 18 1st
2012 Ginetta GT Supercup JHR Developments 27 6 17 3rd
2013 Ginetta GT Supercup JHR Developments 25 11 22 1st

* Season in progress.

Complete Ginetta Junior Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position - 1 point awarded all races) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap - 1 point awarded all races)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Pts
2009 Tockwith Motorsport Ginetta G20 BRH
1

11
BRH
2

8
THR
1

4
THR
2

3
DON
1

6
DON
2

11
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

7
CRO
1

4
CRO
2

Ret
SNE
1
SNE
2
KNO
1
KNO
2
SIL
1

8
SIL
2

6
ROC
1
ROC
2
BRH
1

13
BRH
2

7
12th 196
2010 Hillspeed Ginetta G40 THR
1

1
THR
2

5
ROC
1

4
ROC
2

4
BRH
1

3
BRH
2

2
OUL
1

12
OUL
2

4
CRO
1

3
CRO
2

2
SNE
1

3
SNE
2

4
SIL
1

1
SIL
2

1
KNO
1

1
KNO
2

1
DON
1

4
DON
2

2
BRH
1

2
BRH
2

2
1st 556

Complete Ginetta GT Supercup results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position - 1 point awarded in first race, 2011 in class) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap - 1 point awarded all races, 2011 in class)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 DC Pts
2011 Plans Motorsport Ginetta G50 G50 BRH
1

13
BRH
2

8
BRH
3

6
DON
1

6
DON
2

Ret
DON
3

7
THR
1

5
THR
2

7
THR
3

7
OUL
1

7
OUL
2

10
CRO
1

5
CRO
2

Ret
CRO
3

Ret
SNE
1

16
SNE
2

14
SNE
3

15
KNO
1

10
KNO
2

7
KNO
3

6
ROC
1

8
ROC
2

5
BRH
1

10
BRH
2

9
BRH
3

7
SIL
1
SIL
2
1st 664
2012 JHR Developments Ginetta G55 G55 BRH
1

2
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

10
DON
1

3
DON
2

3
DON
3

1
THR
1

2
THR
2

2
THR
3

Ret
OUL
1

1
OUL
2

1
CRO
1

2
CRO
2

1
CRO
3

3
SNE
1

2
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

5
KNO
1

2
KNO
2

2
KNO
3

DNS
ROC
1

1
ROC
2

1
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

5
BRH
1

4
BRH
2

6
BRH
3

2
3rd 658
2013 JHR Developments Ginetta G55 G55 BRH
1

5
BRH
2

4
BRH
3

1
DON
1

2
DON
2

2
DON
3

2
THR
1

3
THR
2

2
THR
3

1
OUL
1

2
OUL
2

2
CRO
1

1
CRO
2

1
CRO
3

1
SNE
1

1
SNE
2

2
SNE
3

3
KNO
1

2
KNO
2

2
KNO
3

1
ROC
1

1
ROC
2

1
SIL
1

1
SIL
2

1
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

DNS
BRH
3

DNS
1st 763

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) Races in bold indicate pole position (1 point awarded – just in first race) Races in italics indicate fastest lap (1 point awarded) * signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap (1 point awarded)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Pts
2014 Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis BRH
1

9
BRH
2

8
BRH
3

Ret
DON
1

10
DON
2

10
DON
3

DSQ
THR
1

13
THR
2

12
THR
3

13
OUL
1

9
OUL
2

7
OUL
3

Ret
CRO
1

15
CRO
2

8
CRO
3

Ret
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

17
KNO
1

7
KNO
2

7
KNO
3

9
ROC
1

13
ROC
2

Ret
ROC
3

11
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

26
SIL
3

19
BRH
1

8
BRH
2

5
BRH
3

9
15th 121

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Ingram named a British Racing Drivers' Rising Star". BBC Sport. 2 February 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tom Ingram at Silverstone for MG Trophy". Paddock 42. 13 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.