Tom Chilton has become the spearhead of Vauxhall in the return of the manufacturer to the BTCC and he will drive one of the Vauxhall Astra of the team, Power Maxed Racing, with the firm objective of achieving the title that escaped him during his first stay in the British Touring car. Although in a first moment, he came to think of this project in the BTCC would be the great challenge of Tom Chilton in the face through 2017, the pilot himself has confirmed that he is working to be able to continue in the WTCC and fight in parallel for the two championships.
In fact, Tom Chilton has been quite categorical about the options that you have to compete in both contests, that is working to close a budget level of their participation in the World Touring car: “Sign for Vauxhall in the BTCC does not mean the end of my career in the WTCC. I’m still putting everything in order, gathering sponsorships, and closing borders to continue to compete because I have a good chance to be World Champion next year and none of the dates of the two championships clash. All in all, I have to say that I have not signed anything”.
Tom Chilton has competed in the WTCC over the past
five seasons, to be 2016 his second campaign more successful. At the controls of the
Citroën C-Elysée for Sébastien Loeb Racing, the british driver has achieved
a win and six podiums to finish eighth in the championship with 163 points.
Precisely follow in SLR the controls of one of the C-Elysée is one of the
options which manages Chilton, being apparently the only one that puts the
british with real options of fighting for the title in the WTCC after the output
the official team of Citroën Racing and Lada Sport.