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Speedworks reveal 2019 livery, new title sponsor

Speedworks has confirmed a new title partnership with pasty-maker Ginsters for the 2019 BTCC season.

The new deal will see Tom Ingram racing under the Team Toyota GB with Ginsters banner in what will be his first year at the wheel of the all-new Corolla, which has been built in-house by Speedworks over the winter.

The new-look livery on the Corolla will include the distinctive Ginsters’ branding, with the company set to use its involvement in the series as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

“Over the winter, we had the exciting opportunity to build something awesome from the ground up – planning, designing and evaluating every tiny detail with the aim of creating a car that simply has no weakness, irrespective of weather and track conditions, ballast or tyre choice,” team boss Christian Dick said.

“Ginsters embrace that same minute attention-to-detail and dedication to perfectionism every single day, which makes them a very natural partner and we are thrilled to have them on-board.

“When we think of the development that went into our old Toyota Avensis – still making improvements right up to its last race – and the development that has already gone into the Corolla, we are completely in awe of what Ginsters achieve on such a large scale across so many products, and we cannot wait to tell everyone all about it!”

Ingram himself said he pleased to welcome the company onboard.

“Alongside Toyota’s commitment to building the best cars in Britain, I genuinely don’t believe there is a team with stronger foundations in UK motorsport than Speedworks – and in Ginsters, it’s incredible to find another brand that is as completely focussed on simply ‘doing things properly’ as we are,” he said.

“Like Speedworks, Ginsters are still a very down-to-earth company with honesty, integrity and family roots at the heart of everything they do – not to mention proud heritage. The family team ethos has been a huge part of how we have raced over the years and is certainly something that won’t be changing anytime soon, so to align with a brand that just ‘gets it’ is amazing.

“It’s awesome how many synergies and crossovers there are. We completely echo each other’s processes, values and work ethic – and I think that comes across, too, in the livery on our new Corolla. Ginsters are an iconic Cornish company, and we’re keen to bring as much of Cornwall as we can to the BTCC – it’s a beautiful part of the world, and we have created a beautiful design to reflect that. I’m looking forward to showing it off everywhere we go.”