Ingram is fastest first

Tom Ingram was the surprise name at the top of the time sheets in the first free practice session of the new season of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car championship at Brands Hatch this morning.

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On a drying track the Speedworks Motorsport driver set a time of 50.665 seconds, more than half a second faster than the next best car, the Honda of Matt Neal

Ingram returns with Speedworks

Speedworks Motorsport is heading into the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship confident about its chances of springing a surprise, after re-signing last year’s leading rookie Tom Ingram for a second consecutive campaign behind the wheel of its heavily revised Toyota Avensis.

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Speedworks enters its fifth season in the BTCC, determined to finally claim its long-awaited breakthrough podium finish, after edging consistently closer to the front of the field.

Turkington wins Donington finale pole

Colin Turkington will start from pole position for the third of today's Dunlop BTCC races from Donington Park.

The draw was made by tenth placed finisher in race two Tom Ingram.

Matt Neal will start on the front row alongside Turkington, with Andrew Jordan and Gordon Shedden on row two, and the MGs of Jason Plato and Sam Tordoff starting fifth and sixth.

Live coverage of all the afternoon's action continues on ITV4 and

Webber helps Ingram prepare for BTCC season

Tom Ingram (3rd left) and Mark Webber (centre) at the Porsche Human Performance Centre

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It was a training session with a difference for BTCC rookie Tom Ingram at the weekend, as he got advice from former Red Bull Formula One driver Mark Webber.

Ingram was at the Porsche Human Performance Centre as part of the British Racing Drivers' Club's Superstars programme, which is run by ITV commentator Tim Harvey.