Tom Chilton has departed from Ciceley Motorsport after driving for the team since the beginning of the 2021 BTCC season.
The 2010 BTCC Independent’s Champion made the decision to part ways with the ninth team he has raced in the British Touring Car Championship.
Russell Morgan, Ciceley Motorsport’s Team Owner, said: “We are all very sad to see Tom leave Ciceley Motorsport.
“He was a fantastic ambassador for the team, always extremely positive, and a great help in the engineering of the BMW.
“Unfortunately, the results do not reflect Tom’s hard work and dedication, but we feel it had just started to click at the end of the season.
“We understand Tom’s decision and wish him all the very best in the future.”
Chilton raced his first rear-wheel drive BTCC car (the BMW) in his nineteen years of experience.
He finished nineteenth in the final 2021 standings with a points tally of 64.
The campaign featured two race retirements and 13 points finishes out of 30 races.
This differed with his previous season at BTC Racing where he was 10th in the standings after accumulating 184 points.
The recent Brands Hatch GP finale weekend featured his best scoring performances after finishing in the top-10 at all races for the first time in the season.
Ciceley Motorsport are in talks with several potential candidates to succeed him alongside Adam Morgan for 2022.