Driver

Meet our 2020 driver line up


Tom Ingram

Tom returns for his sixth year in the BTCC after his strongest touring car season to date in 2018. A superb season saw Ingram retain his Independents crown as well as taking second overall in the championship. Comeback drives became Tom's trademark in 2018 and as such he also claimed the Dunlop Forever Forward Award. A previous Ginetta GT Supercup, G50 and Junior Champion, the British Drivers Club (BRDC) Superstar, and Motor Sports Association (MSA) Academy member featured on no less than 22 podiums of the 27 rounds on his way to the 2013 Supercup title and can proudly state that he has won the Championship in every racing category that he has entered. 2019 Tom has his sights set on the biggest prize in British motorsport, the BTCC title. With full backing from Toyota GB, this is Tom's best chance to date.

James Kell

James Kell only began racing two years ago but is already rapidly making a name for himself in the sport. James' career has followed a path Speedworks Motorsport knows well. Starting out in the fiercely competitive MX5 series in 2018, James moved onto Ginetta G55 SuperCup in 2019, finishing an excellent third out of 16 at ‘AM’ level with two class wins to his credit. Undoubtedly the highlight of last season, James also took an outright podium on his debut in the series.

Sam Smelt

23 year old Sam Smelt is already a vastly experienced driver having piloted various cars despite his young years. Starting out in single seaters, Sam quickly switched to Tin Tops taking the VW cup by storm in 2017. As a result of his fantastic performances, he attracted the attention of a few BTCC teams and made his debut in the series in 2018. 2019 brought about Sam's transition to GT cars and he had a very strong debut season in the GT4 class. He will be one to watch this season!