Speedworks Motorsport assessing 2018 options following double title win

Speedworks Motorsport boss Christian Dick says the team are assessing their options for 2018 after taking both Independent titles with Tom Ingram this season.

Taking the fight to the likes of Halfords Yuasa Racing and West Surrey Racing, the Toyota Avensis squad enjoyed their strongest season to-date, wrapping up the Independent Drivers’ and Teams’ Championships.

Building on a breakthrough 2016, Ingram stormed to four victories, one pole position and a further five visits to the podium to finish as the top front-wheel-drive competitor in third overall.

“I’m honestly still speechless,” he told BTCC Crazy. “We came into the year knowing that we could do it, we made sure all of the hard work was done in the winter. To be the first front-wheel-drive car in the championship standings and third overall is a brilliant achievement.

“I really can’t speak highly enough of the team, it has been a stellar effort. Everyone works hard and has to do a number of different jobs, jobs that the likes of Honda and BMW have one or two people solely doing.

“This means everything to them and is a real dream come true. I have to give my thanks to every single person that has played a part in this journey. Tom has been at the top of his game and is up there as one of the most complete drivers on the grid, that’s not me being biased either.”

Keen to build on their burgeoning success, Dick admits the Cheshire-based outfit need to assess their options for 2018 as they set their sights on winning the biggest prize in British motorsport.

He explained: “We need a bit more time to take stock of the options that are on the table. That being said, whatever we decide will need to be finalised in the coming weeks, although we may not announce anything for some time.

“The important thing for us is that we don’t go backwards. We’ve achieved what we wanted to do this year and in 2018 we want to go for the big one. Making the right decision is key to us taking that next step forward.

“Tom is key to our plans though and is a pivotal part of the team, I’m fairly confident he won’t be going anywhere at all.”

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