ABOUT TOM CHILTON
Tom Chilton is a British World Touring Car driver who in 2016 has joined forces with Sébastien Loeb Racing to get behind the wheel of their Citroen C-Elysée race car, a machine capable of providing Tom with podiums and race wins as he goes after his first WTCC Championship title.
After 10 highly successful years in British Touring Cars where he was the youngest race winner at 19 years old in 2004, he went on to take 12 wins, 45 podiums, the manufacturers title and the 2010 BTCC Independent Championship. He made the jump to World Touring Cars in 2012 and was immediately on the pace picking up a best Yokohama Independent Championship finish of 3rd in 2015. This year hopes are high to improve on that as he aims for his first WTCC Title.
"It’s a very exciting year ahead, I think it will be one of the best seats to be racing in this year. The team has only been in the Championship for a short period of time but has achieved great results so far and many more to come. The Citroen C-Elysée has proved to be a championship winning car these past two years. With the combination of a professionally run team, it can only be a positive step forward for me. To finish Top 3 is my aim for the main WTCC Championship with a goal to also secure the Drivers WTCC Trophy, with the Teams WTCC Trophy too. For sure racing in the BTCC for 10 years followed by 4 years in the WTCC, I've built up a lot of knowledge which can only be a positive thing to add to the team and my teammates. I have huge respect for Sébastien Loeb and it's an exciting feeling to be racing in his team.” - Tom Chilton