Speedworks Motorsport's Tom Ingram believes 'he's got his bounce back' after comfortably winning the reverse grid British Touring Car Championship race at Knockhill.

Since taking the championship by storm in the early part of the season, the Toyota Avensis driver endured a difficult second third of the season but has since hit back most, recently at Knockhill, to consolidate fifth place in points' table ahead of Matt Neal.

Ingram dominated the final reverse grid and at one point enjoyed a near ten-second gap back to Gordon Shedden in second. However, the 23-year old was twice saw his lead wiped out by two safety car periods.

Nevertheless, knowing the pace he had at his disposal, Ingram held his nerve to control both restarts on his way to an eventual 1.1s winning margin over reigning champion Shedden.

"Jeff was superb on the radio. He made my life easier. I knew exactly what the splits and gap was and I knew exactly what pace we had over everyone else," said Ingram.

"I knew at the restart I had to make the initial jump over Gordon [Shedden]. As soon as I had that I knew I was out of lunging distance.

"There’s a few things you don’t want and that’s Gordon in your mirror around Knockhill. Those three things aren’t the best of combinations to have. It was good we had the pace because it made the restart relatively easy for me.

"I knew I had the pace to then gap everyone. As soon as I had a couple of car lengths in hand, it was going to come back my way."

Indeed, Ingram described the performance of his Toyota Avensis in the third race as the 'best its ever felt' after also setting the fastest lap ahead of Subaru's Ashley Sutton.

"I can’t say enough good things about the lads this weekend. They’ve just performed so well. All the elements have just made the car sing," Ingram continued.

"I’ve got my bounce back ready for Rockingham. I’m full of confidence to get back and smash it for Rockingham. The car was just awesome. The best it’s ever felt. Very easy to drive with no stress. Easy to manage the tyres and easy to manage the gap."



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