Tom Ingram graduated from a successful karting career into car racing in the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2009. The following year, a supremely consistent run of victories and podiums secured him the Ginetta Junior crown and a test outing in Andrew Jordan’s Pirtek Racing BTCC Vauxhall Vectra.
In 2011, Ingram made it back-to-back successes with Ginetta G50 Cup glory. Upon moving up another class in 2012, he instantly marked himself out as a Ginetta GT Supercup front-runner with six wins resulting in a title challenge. That mission was accomplished in 2013, with a stunning streak of 22 podiums that included 11 triumphs. In 2014, he made his BTCC debut at the age of 20 in Speedworks Motorsport’s Toyota Avensis, finishing the season as top rookie.
Ingram stayed with the squad for 2015 and clinched an emotional first BTCC podium for both himself and Speedworks at Rockingham following a thrilling race-long duel with two-time champion Jason Plato. He added to it with another second place in the Brands Hatch GP finale.
He remained with Speedworks for a third consecutive campaign and duly ascended the top step of the rostrum in the 2016 curtain-raiser at Brands Hatch. Ingram followed up with a handful of podiums throughout the season, notching a second victory at Silverstone on his way to tenth in the overall standings.
Ingram took to the grid in 2017 in a newly-facelifted Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis, with a more composed, consistent campaign seeing him rocket to four victories. Visits to the top step at Brands Hatch, Donington Park, Knockhill and Silverstone marked what was by far his best BTCC challenge to-date – ultimately good enough for third in the overall standings, and top of the tree in the Independents’ championship for both driver and team.
Ingram pushed things even closer in 2018, taking the title battle right down to the wire with victories at Brands Hatch, Donington Park and Silverstone. He narrowly missed out on the overall Drivers’ crown by 12 points in a straight fight with Colin Turkington, but did once again seal the Independents’ trophy for both himself and his team.
Speedworks acquired Toyota factory backing and a brand new Corolla for 2019, becoming Team Toyota GB with Ginsters as Ingram triumphed on four separate occasions – including a sensational double-top at Silverstone.
In 2020, Ingram will once again drive for Speedworks under the ‘Toyota Gazoo Racing UK with Ginsters’ banner.
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Date of Birth: 20th August, 1993
Place of Birth: High Wycombe, Bucks
Team: Toyota Gazoo Racing UK with Ginsters
Car: Toyota Corolla
BTCC Debut: Brands Hatch, 2014BTCC Races: 186
2018 BTCC Independent Drivers’ Champion
2017 BTCC Independent Drivers’ Champion
2013 Ginetta GT Supercup Champion
2011 Ginetta G50 Cup Champion
2010 Ginetta Junior Champion