The other new BTCC car rivals should fear

The other new BTCC car rivals should fear

The arrival of the Toyota GB-backed Corolla brought much fanfare but, unlike with WSR's new BMW 3 Series, results were hard to come by. Now though, a breakthrough over the summer gap should have Tom Ingram's BTCC rivals worried beyond 2019 alone

At the halfway point of the 2019 British Touring Car Championship season, Tom Ingram was comfortably one of the star performers. That should come as little in the way of a surprise. He is the reigning independent drivers' champion, and finished runner-up in the standings to title winner Colin Turkington last year.

But ahead of the BTCC's summer hiatus, Ingram was only ninth in the points. He had scored a victory, but it was through the fortune of being drawn on pole for the partially-reversed grid in the Donington Park finale. Otherwise, it's been a difficult birth for the new Toyota GB-supported Corolla since making its debut at the start of the campaign.

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