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.
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 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. Ingram followed up with a handful of podiums, 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. 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 once again drove the Speedworks-run Corolla to a number of victories and podiums under the ‘Toyota Gazoo Racing UK with Ginsters’ banner, ending the year fourth in the standings.
During the 2021 campaign, Ingram took on new challenges, moving to Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com and piloting one of the squad’s Hyundai i30Ns.
But it was 2022 where Ingram finally won the most coveted prize in British motorsport. Here, Tom would claim six race victories during the campaign – more than any other driver on the grid – and a further six rostrum finishes to seal the championship in the final event of the year.
Ingram heads into the 2023 campaign ready to defend his title, piloting the EXCELR8 Hyundai i30 N for a third year.
|Donington Park National||Qualifying||6th|
|Donington Park National||TOP TEN SHOWDOWN||6th|
|Brands Hatch Indy||Qualifying||6th|
|Brands Hatch Indy||TOP TEN SHOWDOWN||7th|
Date of Birth: 20 August 1993
Place of Birth: High Wycombe, Bucks
Lives in: Coventry
Team: BRISTOL STREET MOTORS with EXCELR8
Car: Hyundai i30N
BTCC Debut: Brands Hatch Indy, 2014BTCC Races: 276
2022 BTCC Driver’s Champion
2018 BTCC Independent Drivers’ Champion
2017 BTCC Independent Drivers’ Champion
2013 Ginetta GT Supercup Champion
2011 Ginetta G50 Cup Champion
2010 Ginetta Junior Champion