Ingram extends EXCELR8 deal to 2023 campaign

Tom Ingram has extended his EXCELR8 Trade Price Cars contract partnership by an extra year to the 2023 season.

The 28-year-old joined EXCELR8 for the 2021 season after departing a seven-year-long bond with Speedworks Motorsport.

He joined them on a two-year deal that would see him there until at least the end of 2022, and he has added another year onto that contracted partnership.

At his first race with them at Thruxton, he claimed a second-placed finish after qualifying P4 in his then-new Hyundai machinery.

Ingram said: “I’ve never made any secret of the fact that I want to be in the BTCC for the long haul, and success in this championship relies heavily upon forging relationships with the right people.

“The advent of the hybrid era is very exciting.

“It will open up a new dynamic, and there will be an extra strategic element in terms of when and how you exploit the additional power available, which will give us all a bit more to think about.

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“I’ve been the BTCC’s ‘nearly man’ too many times for my liking, and off the back of such a strong first year at EXCELR8 and with the new challenge of getting to grips with hybrid technology, I’ve never felt so motivated.

“We will 100 per cent come out of the blocks fighting, and the aim is to start as we mean to go on – which means pushing for pole position and victory right from the outset.”

Williams, the Team Owner, described the Hye Wycombe driver as “an excellent team leader, with an exemplary attitude and approach” and shares the target for the overall title after Ingram became an evident title-contender last year.

The multiple-Ginetta Champion finished fourth in the 2021 standings on 300 points, just six away from Colin Turkington in second place.

The 2022 season commences at Donington Park, 23/24 April, and officially kicks off the era of hybrid technology which will replace the outgoing success ballast system.