BRIT INGRAM CROWNED EUROPEAN CHAMPION
Chris Ingram is now confirmed as the 2016 FIA 2-Wheel-Drive European Rally Champion (ERC3).
Opel works rally driver becomes first Brit to win a European Rally Championship category in 49 years.
The young Brit scored five consecutive podiums in the U.K, Azores, Belgium, Estonia and Barum on the way to securing the ERC3 overall title and ERC Junior Vice-championship.
“It has been by far the best season of my career with Opel Motorsport driving the awesome little ADAM R2.
I started the season knowing what a huge opportunity it was for a 21 year old British guy to drive for such a professional team. I worked hard, learnt, and improved rally by rally to push the amazing Adam R2 to it’s limits. I’m very proud of the achievements and it’s thanks to the Opel Motorsport team, my co-driver Elliott, my supporters and partners Opel Motorsport, Andrews Sykes, Express Solicitors, The Property Man, DSG Auto Contracts and Clarity Wealth.”
To become the European two-wheel drive champion is a fantastic feeling and I’m hungry for more success in 2017.”
Cheshire’s Ingram will celebrate the title success competing on his home round of the World Rally Championship as Wales Rally GB returns to England for the first time in 17 years. Fellow Englishman Elliott Edmondson will return as co-driver, the first UK event for the young duo.