Chilton to con­test dual tour­ing car cam­paign in the World and Bri­tish cham­pi­onships

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Tom Chilton has added a World Tour­ing Cham­pi­onship cam­paign to his 2017 Bri­tish Tour­ing Car com­mit­ments af­ter agree­ing a deal to stay with the Se­bastien Loeb Racing team.

Chilton fin­ished eighth in the WTCC in 2016 and sec­ond in the In­de­pen­dents Tro­phy, with one vic­tory in Ar­gentina to his name.

He was con­firmed as the lead driver for Vaux­hall’s fac­to­ry­backed BTCC re­turn with Power Maxed Racing, but in­sisted he was still keen to race in the WTCC. He will con­tinue to drive one of SLR’S C-el­y­sees in 2017.

“It’s go­ing to be a busy year,” said Chilton. “The 2016 sea­son de­liv­ered some amaz­ing mo­ments that I want to carry into this year and im­prove on my sec­ond place in the WTCC Tro­phy.

“I am for­tu­nate to have amaz­ing sup­port from the Se­bastien Loeb Racing team and look for­ward to more wins over the com­ing months.”

Chilton will re­turn with Se­bastien Loeb

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