Tom Ingram happy after recovering from FP2 problem

Speedworks’ Tom Ingram was pleased with a strong qualifying performance, after struggling in free practice.

The Toyota driver took fourth on the grid for the first race at Thruxton, having jumped to the top of the times early in the session.

“All thing considered, from where we were after free practice two, we can be really pleased, because we were genuinely struggling. So very happy to get it back and get a decent qualifying.”

A problem, which Ingram didn’t specify, meant he could only finish the practice session earlier in the day 15th. The High Wycombe driver explained that the team were able to identify the problem in time for qualifying.

With the problem solved, Ingram is expecting another strong race tomorrow.

“We know after the tests a couple of weeks ago that we’ve got a really, really strong car over the course of a race distance,” he said. “It’s just going to be a case of managing the weight and managing against the guys around us, but we shall see.”

Another strong car around Thurxton is the Honda. Ingram’s championship rivals Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden locked out the front row of the grid, whilst Jack Goff will start alongside Ingram.

Feature image credit: Caroline Rhea

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