Tom Chilton Joins Ciceley Motorsport for 2021
Tom Chilton has signed with Ciceley Motorsport for the 2021 British Touring Car Championship. The team has switched cars for the upcoming season from the Mercedes Benz A-Class to the new BMW 3 Series and will be looking to mount a serious title challenge.
Chilton will bring some great experience to his new team, with independent driver champion wins in the BTCC in 2010 and 2017, and he boasts 14 wins and 59 podiums and finishing a respectable tenth in the standings last season.
"I am really looking forward to joining Ciceley Motorsport in their new era" Chilton said. "They are a great team, and the BMW will be ultra competitive. Adam and I get along really well, and we will work as hard as required with team engineer Steve Farrell to ensure we are at the front of the pack straight away.
"I make no secret of my desire to change my luck racing number three into the coveted number on, and truly believe that the team will provide me with the platform required to achieve my aim."
Team owner Russell Morgan has expressed his excitement about the prospect of not just Chilton joining the team, but his partnership with Adam Morgan and believes they can battle it out at the front of the grid.
"We have genuinely never been so excited going into a race season. I have only ever been racing because I enjoy it, it's something that I have always done, but we have made massive investment into the team this year and need results. Therefore, it was of the upmost 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 an Adam should be fighting at the front from the get-go, "said Morgan.
The 2021 BTCC Season is due to start at Brands Hatch on 3rd April.