Tom Ingram and Speedworks Motorsport scooped the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship Independent Drivers’ and Teams’ titles in an electrifying season finale at Brands Hatch GP last weekend, as the talented young Bucks ace concluded a giant-killing campaign in spectacular style by snaring a top three finish in the overall Drivers’ standings for good measure.

“Incredible, absolutely incredible,” echoed an emotional Ingram. “I know it’s a cliché to say it, but this really is what dreams are made of. What a season. 

“We couldn’t have asked for very much more – to have done what we have done with the budget and resources at our disposal is mind-blowing. To win the Independent Drivers’ title was my personal target, but to do the double with the Independent Teams’ championship too is remarkable.

“We’ve learned so much and been on the pace every single weekend this year, and with the calibre of competition that exists in the BTCC, that’s pretty amazing and testament to the mega effort that everybody at Speedworks has put in. 

"I really cannot praise them highly enough and they deserve immense credit for this success. 

“At the end of the day, we’re just a little team running out of a chicken shed and I have genuinely never seen so much passion and commitment to win as these boys show.

“It certainly wasn’t an easy weekend at Brands Hatch. We’ve worked so hard for this all year – and now it’s ours!”