Tom Ingram has unveiled the livery which will adorn his Hyundai i30 Fastback N this year, the first season in which he will race for the Excelr8 Trace Price Cars Racing team.
Continuing to be backed by both Ginsters and Hansford Sensors, although a new car the livery will have a familiar feel to British Touring Car Championship fans.
“It’s brilliant to see my i30N up close ‘in the flesh’ finally, and I have to say, I think the livery looks absolutely awesome on the Hyundai – really cool,” said Ingram.
“It’s obviously quite a recognisable design now, but it’s on a completely different car and I love the fact that it looks like it’s moving even when it’s standing still.
“I’m hugely fortunate to benefit from the continued support of both Ginsters and Hansford Sensors – particularly in the current climate.
“They are the most amazing partners who have always fully immersed themselves in this incredible journey we are on, and knowing I have them cheering me on every time I take to the track is tremendous motivation.
“This is a really exciting time for me, and I’ve settled into the team very well. Naturally, I knew quite a few of the guys and girls already simply through being in the paddock over the years and via the coaching and instructing I have done with some of EXCELR8’s junior drivers.
“My engineer ‘Spenny’ and I have been welcomed with open arms and made to feel at home straightaway – it honestly feels like we’ve been here for years.
“I’m really enjoying the new environment and relishing the fresh challenge ahead – I’ve got a spring back in my step, and I’m fired-up to repay the faith shown in me by the team and my loyal partners.
“Our pre-season aim is very simply to make the Hyundai as quick as possible to be able to achieve the results everybody deserves right from the first qualifying session.
“I can see the potential in both the team and the car, and I’m really looking forward to unlocking it.
“I had a small taste of the i30N at Snetterton last month, where I was able to establish a good baseline and understanding, and now I’m eager to gauge where we are against our competitors.
“I can’t wait to climb behind the wheel of my car for the first time, evaluate the 2021 upgrades, work closely with my three team-mates – and get properly down to business!”
Justina Williams, Team Owner of Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com, added:
“We’re delighted to take the covers off Tom’s Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com Hyundai. Our expansion from two cars to four over the off-season has understandably required a monumental effort from every single member of the team, with no shortage of midnight oil burned back at base.
“Seeing the i30N looking so striking in its new colour scheme is just reward for everybody’s hard work, and we genuinely couldn’t be happier with the way it has turned out.
“Ginsters and Hansford Sensors have been integral partners to Tom over the course of his flourishing career, and that sense of loyalty and commitment is something that we value highly here – not to mention the very bedrock of sustained success in a series as ultra-competitive as the BTCC.
“It is an honour to welcome them to the team, and we look forward to flying the flag for them and putting both brands right at the forefront of the action during the upcoming campaign.”