Chilton moves to BTC Racing for 2020 BTCC season
BTC Racing has confirmed that Tom Chilton is the second driver join the team for the 2020 British Touring Car Championship.
Chilton who spent the last two seasons with Motorbase Performance, achieving a best championship result of third with the team in 2018, will switch the Ford Focus for a Honda Civic Type R FK8 as he joins BTC Racing, joining Josh Cook, who was announced earlier this month.
BTC Racing are fielding an expanded three cars this year, having returned to the series in 2017, after two years away, and it was their professionalism and attitude that attracted Chilton to the Brackley based squad.
“I’m incredibly excited about joining BTC Racing,” commented Chilton.
“The team did a sterling job last year. To have ended the season fourth overall and as Independent runners-up in their first season running the FK8 chassis was an outstanding achievement.
“I have a great history with Honda, and I’m really looking forward to getting back in one again, and behind the wheel of the FK8.
“BTC Racing is a relatively young team, but their attitude and performance caught my eye last year. I like their approach and professionalism.
“I’m optimistic about the future that we can build together, not just for this season, but hopefully for many years moving forward.”
BTC Racing Team Principal, Bert Taylor has set his sights on the BTCC title for 2020, and believes that Chilton is the driver who will be able to take up the challenge, having fought for the championship in 2018.
Speaking about the announcement, Taylor added: “Personally I couldn’t be happier to have captured Tom.
“You only have to look back over his racing career to see what a true talent he is.
“Tom’s signing is another part of our plan to push forward and challenge for the BTCC title in 2020.
“He brings a wealth of experience and talent to the team, and I have no doubt that his knowledge will help to develop the Civic further this season.