Case Study

Ingram lands podium finish on Rally GB return

The final weekend of October saw Andrews-sponsored driver Chris Ingram get behind the wheel for the eagerly anticipated Wales Rally GB. Recently confirmed as Britain’s first European Championship rally winner for almost half a century, the 22-year-old was looking to cap a fantastic season as part of a star-studded Network Q lineup.

All 22 stages of the rally were captured by live TV broadcasters, who were accompanied throughout the weekend by tens of thousands of spectators. And, having originally faced great adversity on the first day, Chris overcame an enforced retirement by eventually recording a trademark podium finish!

Finishing third in class with a new team and unfamiliar circumstances was a fantastic achievement, in a year that had already been packed with highlights.

Senior figures at Andrews watched Saturday’s action with great interest, and were joined by a number of our customers for what proved to be a fantastic day of racing. Live action on track was then followed by a couple of our guests having a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience being behind the wheel of a Group B car.

We’d like to thank Tim Foster for his excellent hosting throughout the event, and Chris himself for organising proceedings. The day was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended and gave our party, who are all genuine fans of the sport, an authentic taste of motor racing.

Dave Himsworth – Operations Director for Andrews Sykes Hire remarked “We have enjoyed supporting Chris throughout 2016 and seeing the famous Andrews Heat for Hire branding back in the motor sport arena.”