Chris Ingram To Contest Rally Monte-Carlo

January 5, 2024Joe Moore

Chris Ingram has announced he will make his return to the WRC at the 2024 running of Rallye Monte-Carlo. 

A Return 

Chris Ingram has been absent from WRC2 competition since the 2023 running of Rallye Monte-Carlo. Ingram intended to run more than just one event. However, the 29-year-old couldn’t get the budget to do so. This left Ingram without a drive last season. Fortunately, he was able to find the money to compete at select European Rally Championship and other national championship rounds in a Volkswagen Polo R5. Since winning the 2019 ERC championship, Ingram hasn’t found much luck. As the Brit has only won at two national events since then. Ingram’s most notable accomplishment last season was contesting Sebastien Loeb at a French national event. Both drivers were in Volkswagen Polo R5’s. Loeb ultimately won, whilst Ingram finished third overall. 

Looking For More

Currently, Chris Ingram heads into Rallye Monte-Carlo with the same lookout as he did last season. As Ingram has only been confirmed to contest Monte-Carlo with the Racing Factory team. However, it is expected Ingram will contest more events as the season goes on. What events those are will be revealed in due time, if there are any. Ingram will also contest the Jänner Rallye in Austria this weekend as a test for Monte-Carlo. It’s a hope from British rally fans that Ingram will find the budget to contest more events. 

What To Expect From Ingram 

Chris Ingram finished 6th in the WRC2 class at the Rallye Monte-Carlo next season. However, he was also driving a last generation Sköda Fabia R5. This time around he will drive the new Sköda Fabia Rally2. However, this likely won’t affect his results much. As he will have a tough time beating out the likes of Oliver Solberg among other WRC2 championship contenders. However, as with anything to do with rally, anything can happen on the stages.