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PODIUM RETURN FOR CHILTON IN BTCC OPENER AT BRANDS HATCH

In his first outing in the Power Maxed Racing car, Tom, as though he'd never been away, collected a points haul that puts him 6th in the Championship after 3 races. He showed progress throughout the day with tenth in Race 1, eighth in race 2 and a stunning third in Race 3 to cap a memorable weekend for the Brit.

It was a breathless Race 3 that really started the celebrations. From pole, Chilton maintained second for much of the race while a charging Turkington in the BMW125i M Sport, made his way from tenth to third by mid-distance, appearing in Tom's rear view mirror to mount a charge, eventually passing him on lap 17 in more established machinery. Tom held onto the final podium place and crossed the line to secure a valuable result for Vauxhall and Power Maxed Racing in their first race back. An elated Chilton commented:

“It was perfect. It’s our first event of the year and we’re still learning the car. It shows what a great job Power Maxed Racing has done and to get a podium is brilliant. It’s put me right up there in the championship in a new car – it’s amazing. I didn’t expect it at all. The BTCC has 32 of the best drivers in Britain and some of the best teams in the world, so to get a result is very difficult – especially a podium, so I’m absolutely over the moon. It was quite special and for us, it felt like a win.”

Tom Chilton Podium Finish Brands Hatch British Touring Car 2017
Tom Chilton Podium Finish Brands Hatch British Touring Car 2017

Tom now switches back to WTCC action in Morocco on April 9th before hitting Donington on April 16th in BTCC.

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