Tom Chilton has signed for a 2021 BTCC seat at Ciceley Motorsport who revived their lineup with a pair of BMW 330i M Sports.
The 35-year-old has brought a wealth of experience and ability with BTCC runnings since 2002 and five years in the World Touring Car Championship amongst the mix from 2012 to 2016.
He said: “I’m really looking forward to joining Ciceley Motorsport in their new era.
“They are a great team, and the BMW will be ultra-competitive.”
The team with Adam Morgan and Ciceley Racing has run with their Mercedes A-Class hatchback since 2013 but opted for a pair of BMW 330i M Sport cars.
Chilton will also make the transition from BTC Racing’s Honda Civic Type R FK8 to the rear-wheel drive saloon.
Chilton continued: “Adam [Morgan] and I get along really well and we will work as hard as required with team engineer Steve Farrell to ensure we’re at the front of the pack straight away.
“I’ve made no secret of my desire to change my lucky racing number 3 into the coveted number 1 and truly believe that the team and will provide me with the platform required to achieve my aim.”
With a BTCC tally of 15 wins and 59 podiums, he proves competent to once again fight at the front, as team owner Russell Morgan explained.
“I have only ever been racing because I enjoy it, it’s something that I have always done, but we have made massive investment (BMW lineup) into the team this year and need results.
“Therefore, it was of the utmost importance that we secured a driver who brings experience, technical ability and is able to move us forward as a team.
“Tom is the perfect fit for Ciceley Motorsport, both he and Adam should be fighting at the front from the get-go,” he concluded.
Their pursuit for the 2021 championship commences on April 3/4 at Brand Hatch.