Blog29 August 2018

Ingram overcomes tricky first day to seals bronze at Barum Czech Rally

The August bank holiday weekend was one of great significance for Chris Ingram, who confirmed his upcoming World Rally Championship debut following a successful drive in the Czech Republic.

Seemingly out of contention by Saturday evening, Chris found another gear and threw caution to the wind during the final stages of the Barum Czech Rally Zlin to salvage third place in impressive fashion.

That success means the Heat for Hire-backed man has recorded podium finishes in each of his three completed ERC Junior U28 rallies – leaving him second overall as things stand.

Reflecting on his performance, Chris said: “After a challenging start we fought back to podium with a perfect last loop to keep our ERC championship hopes alive.”

Recording the fastest time on SS15, Chris’ late push took 5.6 seconds off overall leader Fabian Kreim to seal bronze in a dramatic ending.

All eyes will now be on Rally Turkey which takes place in Marmaris between the 13th and 16th of September. The following weekend, Chris will be back on the European circuit at Rally Poland – the fifth contest of this year’s ERC Junior U28 championship.

It’s very likely that next month could be season-defining for Chris and we wish him great success on all fronts at this crucial juncture!