Tom Ingram is eyeing up two race wins when the British Touring Car Championship races at Snetterton this weekend, as the Toyota driver aims to close the 29-point deficit to the top of the drivers’ championship table.
Ingram heads to the Norfolk circuit, a happy hunting ground, on form after claiming victory in the last race at Croft, with the Speedworks Motorsport driver now fourth overall in the standings.
He also has strong form at Snetterton, as he took a strong victory in race one last year, whilst he has been in the podium in three out of the last six BTCC races held at the circuit.
Last year Ingram was arguably the fastest driver in the field, giving the Toyota Corolla its first pole position and almost following up his race one win in race two, before a turbo failure let him down.
As such Ingram heads to the circuit in a confident mood, adding that the nature of the BTCC means that anything can happen, including overturning his points gap to series leader Ash Sutton.
“If there’s one thing we can safely predict about the final two weekends of the 2020 BTCC season, it’s that they’re going to be entirely unpredictable,” said Ingram. “The last few weeks are proof of that.
“At Silverstone, we had victory in the bag in race two until we picked up a puncture close to the end that cost us 20 points.
“Then we went to Croft – a rear wheel-drive track – and saw three front wheel-drive wins, including ourselves in race three, having begun the day on the back row of the grid!
“So although we are currently 29 points away from the championship lead, that can change in an instant, and with the season running later into the year than usual, extra elements like the weather will almost certainly come into play.
“What we do know is that we have a very fast car now pretty much everywhere we go, and Snetterton was already one of the Corolla’s strongest circuits in 2019.
“Indeed, we were unlucky not to come away with a double victory, so this time around I’m aiming to set that record straight.
“We had the pace for pole at Croft – arguably not our most natural hunting ground – and we know we have the speed to win at Snetterton.
“We need big results this weekend to close the points gap – and that’s exactly what I’m targeting.”