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Tom Ingram aiming to maximise potential at Thruxton

Tom Ingram has admitted he’s feeling confident as the British Touring Car Championship prepares to tackle the fastest circuit in the UK, Thruxton, this weekend – with his focus firmly set on maximising everything he can from Sunday’s three races.

Ingram started the season in sensational style by claiming a brace of wins at Donington Park before then going on to endure a rollercoaster three races at Brands Hatch.

Last time out at Snetterton, the Hyundai i30 N driver bounced back from a frustrating qualifying session on the Saturday to claim two top-six finishes, which leaves him sitting third in the standings heading to Thruxton – where he will run the number 100 as part of centenary celebrations for headline sponsor Bristol Street Motors.

“I’m heading to Thruxton in the same mindset as I have done for recent events, which is to try and ensure that we maximise our potential on track across the three races.” said Ingram. “Even though we didn’t get the results we wanted from the three races Snetterton last time out, we continued to show the pace that is in the car and I see no reason why we can’t be strong this weekend.

“People often comment on how Thruxton is a power circuit, but it’s also one where you need to have a good chassis if you want to be successful. A lot of the work we have done as a team has been to improve the chassis, and when you consider we qualified on the front row last season and scored two podium finishes with a car that wasn’t as good as it is now, I’m feeling confident.

“Hitting 100 races with the team is going to be nice, as is running the #100 for the weekend, and it would be fantastic if we could score a first win together at the circuit to mark the occasion.”