Chilton gets Citroen seat for WTCC at­tack

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Tom Chilton will join Se­bastien Loeb Rac­ing to cam­paign a Citroen C-el­y­see in this year’s World Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship.

The 30-year-old fin­ished 11th over­all in the points last year in a ROAL Mo­tor­sport Chevro­let Cruze. Chilton will now part­ner Me­hdi Ben­nani and Gre­goire De­moustier at SLR.

“It’s an in­cred­i­bly pos­i­tive step and the team has proven suc­cess­ful,” said Chilton.

“For the last cou­ple of years I’ve tried my hard­est for Chevro­let and tried ev­ery set-up and couldn’t go any faster.”

Chilton’s car will be one of the chas­sis cam­paigned by the works Citroen team last sea­son. The fac­tory out­fit will run two cars in­stead of three with SLR adding a third C-el­y­see to the two it ran in 2015.

“They’ve [Citroen] said it’s a satel­lite team and that they want us to do well be­cause there’s po­ten­tial to sell more cars,” added Chilton. “They’ve said they’ll try and give us the same stuff [as the works cars].”

Chilton has C-el­y­see seat

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