After a sensational couple of years in which he won the 2010 Ginetta Junior Championship and 2011 Ginetta G50 Cup, Tom Ingram isn't looking to slow down in 2012, with the Hugh Wycombe-based racer focusing on winning the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup crown.
The 18 year old MSA Academy member enjoyed a superb 2011 season, picking up ten victories, eighteen podiums, thirteen fastest laps and seven pole positions on his way to the G50 crown. He is now targeting the Supercup behind the wheel of a Ginetta G55, which he is receiving as a prize for his G50 win. Having tested a G55 before, Ingram is excited to drive it next year and is now focusing on finding the rest of the funding required to compete.
Ingram said: “Going into G55s is the logical progression. I want to stay inside the Ginetta family; they've always been really good to us, and I enjoy being a Ginetta driver – I feel at home here. It's a growing company, and I believe it has been very positive for my career being associated with such a well-respected name.
“The Ginetta GT Supercup is the highest-profile championship outside of the BTCC on the TOCA package. I feel it's the best route to get into touring cars, with plenty of good, close racing and awesome cars that are really fun to drive – and I've shown over the past two years what I can do when I have a decent car underneath me.
“The objective now is to make it a hat-trick of titles before moving up into touring cars, which is the ultimate goal. It's not going to be easy, of course, because the competition is likely to be fierce and I'm well aware that we will need to fight hard – but we're more than used to that. We've had a lot of very promising meetings and discussions since the season finished and everything seems to be moving along – and, most importantly of all, moving in the right direction.”