The Independent Drivers’ title will be decided at Brands Hatch GP this weekend with Tom Ingram and Jack Goff set to go head-to-head for the crown.
Set to follow in the footsteps of Andrew Jordan and Colin Turkington, both drivers find themselves in a position to claim a maiden championship title in the series.
Holding a 31-point advantage at the summit, Speedworks Motorsport’s Ingram sits in the box seat for the coveted crown with three races remaining and he also holds a slender mathematical shot at the overall title too.
Enjoying a flying start to the year with two victories from two events, the Toyota Avensis driver bounced back from a mid-season lull to add another two wins to his tally recently.
Leading the way in the category for a majority of the season having triumphed eight times, the 24-year-old is fully aware of what he needs to do to emerge victorious at the Kent venue.
“Realistically we know that the overall title isn’t going to happen,” Ingram told BTCC Crazy. “But, we are in a strong position at the top of the Independents and that would be a great achievement. It will really underline how far we as a team we have come over the past few years, especially if we capture the Teams’ title too.
“We should be strong at Brands Hatch, the car works well around there. We know what we have to do and we’ll need to be at the top of our game to make sure we get the job done.”
With momentum on his side after taking his first win of the season at Silverstone, Eurotech Racing’s Goff has also been a regular front runner throughout 2017.
Proving to be one to watch in the Honda Civic Type R from the outset, the 26-year-old admits the Indie crown is Ingram’s to lose, however that won’t stop him from taking the fight to the High Wycombe racer.
Goff said: “It is pretty much down to myself and Tom now but we’re up against it. It is his to lose but as we know anything can happen in the BTCC and if he is to encounter issues at Brands Hatch then we need to be there to pick up the pieces.
“I’ll be giving it my all to overhaul him. The car should go well around Brands Hatch and it is a track I love. I took my first-ever podium finish here in 2013 so the track holds fond memories.”
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