Ingram targets Rome ERC return
Chris Ingram is set to return to FIA European Rally Championship action on next month’s Rally di Roma Capitale after a truncated start to his season due to illness.
Ingram stepped up to the ERC Junior Under 28 class as ERC Junior Under 27 champion with a standout class victory on the Azores season opener in March, his first event in an R5 car.
However, he fell ill in the build up to Rally Islas Canarias in early May and was forced to withdraw on the opening day to undergo medical treatment.
But posting on his official Facebook account from his current base in Istanbul, Briton Ingram revealed a return is getting close after he was forced to pull his EKO Acropolis Rally entry and will be a non-starter when the Cyprus Rally begins in Larnaca tomorrow (Friday).
“Finally some good news,” he wrote. “Doctors in Istanbul say my blood levels are getting better and I should feel more normal in another week or two. One thing is for sure I will fight back in the next round of the ERC Under 28s in Rome in July. Massive thanks for everyone's support over the last several weeks.”
Ingram, who forms part of the Toksport WRT line-up in the ERC alongside co-driver Ross Whittock, is backed by clothing firm 11 Degrees, CarFinance 247 and Andrews Sykes Group.