Who would like to be a racing driver?

By on 25th April in Guides, Our Company News

Anglian like to, where possible, support many worthwhile causes along with supporting possible sporting legends of the future.

Some of you may have seen the athletes that we have been following in the run up to the 2012 Olympics.

On looking through my emails, I found that we had been lucky enough to be introduced to and follow a young man called Tom Ingram.

In the summer of 2010, Tom was introduced to us as a young, up and coming racing driver of the future, who was away studying at Silverstone Motorsports College and trying to raise his profile for that year’s events.

How time flies when you are driving fast cars as your chosen career and how time has passed since we were first introduced.

I thought it would be nice to catch up with Tom a talented young High Wycombe-based BRDC Rising Star and MSA Academy member who is currently racing for JHR Developments.

Tom is a charming 18-year-old former British Karting Champion who has  made a fantastic start in his bid to add to his wins and racing crowns, with a trio of podium finishes including the magnificent win in the  Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup triumph in the second meeting of the season at Donington Park.

 

Tom IngramTom after his recent  win  at Donington – Images by Jakob Ebrey Photography

 

Toms kept everyone on the edge of their seats with an exciting second place position, only two weeks earlier at Brands Hatch on his G55 class debut, with the next race at Donington seeing him in confident mood, boosted by a positive test at Thruxton that he said had been a huge benefit and ‘a good step forward’.  The races are being showing on ITV4 as support the headline races in the  Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC)

Tom said “ To win in only my second race weekend in the car, when everybody else has been testing all winter, I can’t put it into words, to be honest – it’s incredible!”
Last week Tom was at the MSA Team UK workshops for more training

 

Tom Ingram at Donington

Tom during the race, leading the pack – Images by Jakob Ebrey Photography

If you would like know more then follow Tom on Twitter (@tomingram80).

Below is a video of  Tom in his last race including the interview afterwards.

 

Good luck Tom for the rest of the season, we’ll be watching your progress eagerly!

 

Over the last 10 months Anglian have also been following 2012 Olympic hopefuls, including Louis Smith, gymnast, Charlie Grice, long distance runner and  Mark Hunter, rower.

One Olympian and runner, Sally Gunnell has been offering an in-site in to the build up of the event.

If you would like to catch up with the Great British hopefuls check out their blogs.

 

 

 

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