Chilton returns to BTCC

Tom Chilton returns to the British Touring Car Championship after signing with Power Maxed Racing as their second driver.

The 31 year old will bring experience to the tem, having taken 12 wins and 10 pole positions in his BTCC career as well as success in other championships, needed to balance the inexperience of rookie Senna Proctor, who was announced earlier this month.

“I am delighted to be back in the BTCC,” said Chilton. “I have continued to watch as a fan while racing in World Touring Cars and the itch to get back behind the wheel on British soil has never gone away. So you can imagine how excited I was when Adam got in touch, plus to get to return in a Vauxhall Astra, a car that I know and love, is a dream. I am confident that Power Maxed Racing will be front runners and scoring podiums, the team are fantastic, and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel.”

Chilton has ten years’ worth of experience in the BTCC, finishing fifth in the championship in 2005. Since then, he has been racing in the World Touring Car Championship, finishing eighth this year with Sebastien Loeb Racing.

“His experience and work ethic is second to none,” said team principal Adam Weaver. “He knows what’s coming and will be a great role model for Senna as well as a proven race winner. We knew last year that we had the ingredients for success but like a cake you can’t rush it, but maybe, just maybe, this year we can have our cake and eat it.”

It’s been all change for PMR over the winter break as they became a manufacturer team with the Vauxhall Astras and now have two new additions to the team. The team has a packed build and test schedule before the first race in April.

Feature image credit: BTCC

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