How Ingram's clean slate can end his BTCC title wait
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How Ingram's clean slate can end his BTCC title wait

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After seven years together, Tom Ingram and Speedworks Motorsport have amicably split and gone down separate paths for the 2021 BTCC season. With engineer Spencer Aldridge joining him at the Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai squad, Ingram is confident he can challenge for titles from the off

“Naturally as human beings, we don’t really like change, and I’m no different to that,” ponders Tom Ingram. “I was comfortable, I knew what I was getting, we all knew how each other worked, so of course it was a weird one to have to make the decision to say, ‘I’m not driving for Speedworks anymore.’”

Ingram’s departure, along with that of engineer Spencer Aldridge, from Speedworks Motorsport was one of the headline moments from the 2020-21 British Touring Car Championship ‘silly season’, which turned out to be one of the silliest for years. Both had grown with the Cheshire team – Ingram over the first seven years of his BTCC career, firstly in the Toyota Avensis and then the Corolla; Aldridge in his rise from the junior staffer to his role as technical chief.

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