Speedworks Motorsports Tom Ingram admits he wasn't totally satisfied with his qualifying lap for round 22 of the British Touring Car Championship despite achieving a career best fourth at Rockingham.

The Toyota Avensis driver originally qualified an equal career best in fifth but Gordon Shedden's four-place penalty means Ingram will start race one higher than he has done before in fourth.

"We can't be disappointed with P5. If you had said at the start of the weekend that we would be sitting fifth in qualifying, we'd have all taken that straight away so we can be hugely pleased with that," Ingram told crash.net.

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"We're doing a bloody good job at the moment. We've brought this car on. We're not just racing the top-ten people anymore, we're now up there with the top guys.

"We've got to be absolutely on our game for tomorrow. The car feels strong but I'm kicking myself because I know there was more to come. I just made a little mistake on my last lap. I had a big oversteer moment out of Pif-Paf and I could just feel the time falling away."

Ingram has shown flashes of brilliance for most of the season during the free-practice running but today [Saturday] was the first real occasion where the 22-year old was able to capitalise on that practice form.

The Speedworks driver says he would deem the weekend a success if can hold station within the top-five runners.

"This has been the first time where we've had a decent qualifying after a good practice. We just need to translate that into a strong set of races. We were guilty of that last season, qualifying well but falling away in the races," the Toyota driver continued.

"The car has felt really strong all weekend. We've done a lot of work. We're doing a really good job considering we're a one-car team competing against big outfits. We can pat ourselves on the back for what we've achieved today.

"Being realistic, if we can hold station tomorrow I think we'll be really pleased. If we can get a top-five we'll be over the moon."