Chilton gets Citroen seat for WTCC attack
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].”