Chris Ingram will be in hot-seat for Circuit of Ireland Rally

Chris Ingram
Chris Ingram

Peugoet UK will be competing on the Circuit of Ireland Rally and in the remainder of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship with young British driver Chris Ingram.

The 20-year-old will take part in the remaining five rounds of this year’s FIA ERC Junior Championship at the wheel of a 208 R2 and he is hoping to lift the title .

And use that success to follow in the wheel tracks of former World Rally champions Colin McRae and Richard Burns, and more recently Kris Meeke, who all made their name at the wheel of Peugeot cars.

Ingram will be competing in Northern Ireland, Portugal, Belgium, Estonia, and the Czech Republic between the beginning of April and end of August.

His aim is to move up to the R5 category four-wheel drive Peugeot 208 T16, which is a clear steppingstone to competing in the World Rally Championship.

“Twenty of Europe’s best young drivers will be in Northern Ireland to compete, so it is going to be a brilliant challenge.

“I have led the rally on both occasions I have competed, but I hope to control it this time and finish with a top result. I will fight, however the championship is more important to me.

“It is not going to be easy by any stretch of the imagination.

“There are some very fast drivers to compete against,” commented Ingram.

He has already made a solid start to his campaign. In the first round in Latvia, he finished sixth on snow, a surface he had limited experience of and now he is looking to do even better. In 2014, Ingram, along with co-driver Gabin Moreau, finished sixth overall in the ERC Junior Championship.

However, on the way he picked up the Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy for his commitment at the wheel.

He also won the R2 class in the Wales Rally GB.