Hansford Sensors are extremely proud to announce they will be sponsoring British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) racing driver Tom Ingram in the BTCC 2022 season for the 11th year in a row. Ingram joined EXCELR8 Motorsport in 2021 for his eighth campaign in the BTCC, and continues this partnership for a second year with the motorsport team.
After finishing fourth in the final standings for the 2021 season, Tom is aiming this year to be in contention for the championship title. The first weekend of racing will rev into life at Donington Park on 23/24 April, with all of the action throughout to be screened live and in high-definition on ITV4.
Hansford Sensors also recently announced its further support of the plans to run a new Hyundai-based engine for the 2022 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season.
After EXCELR8 announced last summer that it was to carry out a Research and Development programme to explore the feasibility of a new bespoke power plant for the four i30 Fastback Ns it currently runs in Britain’s leading race series. The R&D programme, undertaken thanks to the valued support of Hansford Sensors, has taken place in recent months in conjunction with Swindon Powertrain, which provided the spec TOCA unit that EXCELR8 has run for the last three years.
Encouraging results from the feasibility study resulted in the decision to give the Hyundai engine programme the green light, with a key part of the R&D study having been an investigation into the best way to integrate the BTCC’s new hybrid system into the Hyundai package.
Following the conclusion of the study, the all-new engine was given its track debut during two days of running at Snetterton.
Despite being the first time that the new engine had been run in anger, the new Hyundai unit performed faultlessly across the duration of test, enabling both the team and Swindon Powertrain to collect valuable data that will now be examined as part of the ongoing development process.
Chris Hansford, MD Hansford Sensors, said:
“It was great to be given the opportunity to get involved in this exciting project and to support EXCELR8 in achieving its goals. The support from Raphaël and his team at Swindon has played a key part in this programme, and it is fantastic to now see testing underway and the car out on track with the new Hyundai engine fitted. We are all looking forward to the first race at Donington”