June 25, 2016 PR

Ingram keeps the pressure on!

Round 3. Ypres
Ingram to keep the pressure on in ERC Junior

Ingram to keep the pressure on in ERC Junior

25/06/2016 10:00
Chris Ingram says he will try to keep the pressure on team-mate Marijan Griebel in their fight for ERC Junior victory on the final day of the Kenotek Ypres Rally.Championship leader Ingram stated before the start that he was prioritising ERC Junior points over a class win this weekend, but doesn’t see the eight second deficit to his team mate as much of a gap to close.

“Basically my team mate who is leading, it’s his third time here in the same car and team, he’s just on it,” said Ingram. “I’m not prepared to risk it because I’m leading the championship, he’s only eight seconds ahead so it’s nothing really.”

After completing seven stages of the Kenotek Ypres Rally in dry conditions, Ingram was surprised by the lack of grip available.

“The grip was really surprisingly bad, obviously it’s bone dry, it’s such a shiny surface I can’t get the car stopped that well,” he explains, “that’s just where I need to improve on the braking points.

Although the championship is the main focus, Ingram will not let up on Griebel in the hope of gaining the lead.

“I’m going to try and put pressure on Marijan as much as possible tomorrow, I think hopefully some of the stages will be good for grip too, I hope it rains because it will make it tough for Marijan.” He said.

Still close between ERC Junior leaders as others hit trouble

Still close between ERC Junior leaders as others hit trouble

25/06/2016 13:38
The gap between Marijan Griebel and Chris Ingram in the fight for ERC Junior honours on the Kenotek Ypres Rally came down again on Saturday morning.The ERC Junior drivers received notional times on SS8 Kemmelberg after the road was blocked, but on SS9 Hollebeke, Ingram outpaced Griebel by 2.2 seconds even though he understeered off into a field on a fast right-hander. That’s reduced the difference between the pair to 6.2 seconds.

Many of the other ERC Junior drivers got into difficulty on the longest stage of the event, including the drivers that were third and fourth, Julius Tannert and Łukasz Pieniążek, who both went off.

That could have meant Callum Devine moved into a podium place on his ERC Junior debut, but he failed to complete the stage, reportedly stuck in a ditch.

After his first leg ended in a ditch on SS1, young Latvian Nikolay Gryazin has returned on leg two and was third quickest on SS9.