Tom heads into the Race of Russia high on confidence after an impressive double podium last time out at the Nordschleife.
More good news for Tom was announced this week with his recent pace leading to a coveted place in the WTCC MAC3 content which will take place after Qualifying 3, this is a time trial event with points awarded towards the Manufacturers Championship. Citroen, Honda and LADA will particpate in the MAC3 in Moscow and Tom has been selected to represent the works Citroen team. Each team enters 3 cars, they leave the grid side by side and the clock starts. It stops when the last car completes 2 flying laps. Should a team not manage to get all 3 cars over the line, they get zero points. A statement from Citroen confirmed Tom's particpiation:
“Having been the best-performing manufacturer in MAC3 so far this season, Citroën will opt for a change of strategy this time around. José María López and Yvan Muller will be joined not by Mehdi Bennani, who provided effective support in the first five meetings, but by Tom Chilton. After spending the first part of the season getting to grips with the Citroën C-Elysée WTCC, the SLR driver is in fine form, coming off twin podium finishes at the Nürburgring.”
This is also the track where Chilton secured the "Pass of 2015" so hopes are high, speaking this week he commented:
“The track has a great combination of corners, which really complements the WTCC race package for the year. The racing is very close and always brings out some great over taking manoeuvres. Saying that I was happy to have been voted number one overtake of 2015 in the WTCC. Following on from a double podium at the Nordschleife, I’m really feeling confident in my Citroën and with Sébastien Loeb Racing. I’m hoping to collect some more important points for the championship.”
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