Speedworks Motorsport's Tom Ingram believes a top-six British Touring Car Championship qualifying is well within his grasp after enjoying a superb start to proceedings at Croft.

The Toyota Avensis racer has finished in the top-two in both of the day's free practice session's at Croft - Ingram's time topping effort in FP1 was a staggering seven-tenths clear of BMW's Andy Priaulx.

"Yeah both free practice sessions have gone really well. Just having a conversation with Christian Dick, [Speedworks team boss] it's now about trying to make it work for us in qualifying," Ingram told crash.net.

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"We've not got any excuses as to why we can't be quick now. We've had two good sessions now so the aim is to make it three and turn it into qualifying.

"We'll be happy with a top six result but we've got to do it first."

Ingram has put his resurgence in form down to the continuing development of the 2015 spec Avensis but says being the only driver to run the newest model has hampered the team's progress.

"There are a number of things that have helped. As I've said all through the year, we're finding new things as the season goes on. We're not in the fortunate position to have other cars we can test things on. In this spec of car it's only myself.

"We have to lead all of that development on our own which takes a lot longer. That said, I think we're doing a good job in the free practice sessions every weekend.

"You look at Oulton Park, four out of the six times went out on the circuit, we were inside the top five. We're not a million miles away at all. I think the progress that has been made over the past few weeks has been good but we have to make sure it's consistent and not a flash in the pan."