IT was a double win for Tom Ingram around the 1.64-mile National Circuit at Silverstone which confirmed the Team Toyota GB with Ginsters star as the fifth and final BTCC title contender before the series moves to its season finale at Brands Hatch next weekend.

The day began with Ingram claiming his third and fourth wins for the new-for-2019 Toyota Corolla, as the 26-year-old reignited his championship challenge.

Ingram, whose Corolla is prepared by Northwich team Speedworks, snatched the lead away from pole-sitter Jason Plato in the opening race, as the Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing driver continues to search for his first win of the season.

The Vauxhall Astra of Plato dominated the early proceedings in greasy conditions, but the Toyota Corolla of Ingram soon had the double champion in his sights.

Plato and Ingram rubbed paintwork on lap four before last year’s championship runner-up got the job done through Luffield to take the win.

Manufacturer-backed Ingram then doubled up, having reclaimed the lead during a dramatic yet shortened Race 2.

Ingram said: “It was fantastic. I’m really pleased as I love those conditions!

“What we’ve found with the Corolla is that on the faster circuits it’s just so, so good.

“We keep making such massive changes between events. We find things that really work and refine those. It’s never going to be a five-minute process.

“It was really enjoyable, and what a massive achievement for the team.

“I was happy to keep going. It’s nice in that situation with the drivers battling to see who’s bravest.”

It’s advantage Colin Turkington in the race for the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship after the Team BMW star got the better of his title rivals on a sensational rain-affected day at Silverstone.

It’s all still to play for as Turkington leads Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Dan Cammish by 16 points, with BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan a further point in arrears.

BTC Racing’s Josh Cook and Toyota man Ingram also remain within touching distance, as the battle for Britain’s premier motorsport series again goes down to the wire.