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Tom Ingram keen to build on past success

Tom Ingram says he is keen to build on his past success at Croft when the BTCC returns to the North Yorkshire circuit this weekend.

Ingram secured a brace of podium finishes at the circuit last season and has finished in the top ten eleven times over his touring car career to date.

The reigning Independents’ champion goes into the fourth meeting of the year on the back of a solid weekend at Thruxton last time out where he retained his record of scoring in every race so far with his new Toyota Corolla.

Currently just 21 points away from the championship lead, Ingram will hope to retain his title challenge during the weekend ahead and said he was keen to try and head the front-wheel drive challenge and fight for some more solid results.

“I love Croft,” he said. “As a circuit, it invariably generates exciting racing and there’s always a warm welcome when the BTCC rolls into town. I think we can confidently predict that it’s going to suit the rear wheel-drive lads, but we performed very well there last year, so we’re definitely looking forward to going back to see what we can achieve with the new Corolla.

“There’s been some pretty major resurfacing work at Croft in the meantime, so it will be interesting to discover how that affects everything and if it swings the pendulum any more towards the front wheel-drive cars. Nobody has driven on it yet so there is no real information to go on, but hopefully it will be a little grippier than before.

“Overall, we’ve had a very positive, solid start to the season and we’re understanding the Corolla more every time we take to the track. We’re moving in the right direction and going to Croft, I think we’re in good shape. I see no reason why the circuit shouldn’t suit us again, so hopefully we can push on and keep this points-scoring run intact.”