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Ingram has Supercup success in sight
TOM Ingram is on the verge of the Ginetta Supercup crown after a flawless weekend at Rockingham.
The High Wycombe star won both races to add to his double triumphs on the circuit in 2011 and 2012 and continue his record of never having lost at Rockingham at senior level.
His latest victories also extended his unbroken podium sequence this season to 20 and means he is just one eighth place finish away from the title, with five races still to come.
He said: “It was a massively important weekend for us and about as perfect an outcome as it’s possible to have.
“But while the title is now obviously within reach, I am still approaching everything race-by-race.
“If you go into a meeting not aiming to win, then frankly, there is not much point in turning up – and I’m determined to seal this championship in style.”
Ingram, the former Ginetta G50 Champion, Ginetta Junior Champion and British Karting Champion, can seal his third car racing crown in four years at Silverstone in a few weeks.
On this evidence though, it will be a formality.
The 20-year-old secured his fourth pole of the season in race one qualifying and duly turned that into his eighth victory with a procession-like victory.
He set the eight fastest laps of the race on his way to the checkered flag, and his dominance was even more apparent on Sunday.
Despite early rain, he gambled on slick tyres and was rewarded when the track dried out, enabling him to pull away from the field at will.
He was 12 seconds clear after just three laps and coasted home to win by a staggering 30.8 seconds.
He said: “On the warming-up lap, the car was literally all over the place.
“At that point I was thinking, ‘how on earth am I going to hold onto this?’ But the circuit actually dried out pretty quickly. It looked like a lot of drivers were being very cautious and tentative in the conditions, but I was able to find the grip and pull away.
“That said, I could honestly never have expected to win by the margin that we did.”
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