Chilton and Morgan pair up for Cicely

Ciceley Motorsport has announced that Tom Chilton will drive one of its new BMW 3 series in this year's British Touring Car Championship.

Surrey-based Tom brings a wealth of experience and technical ability to the team, he has been racing in the BTCC since 2002, at the end of 2011 Tom departed the BTCC and contested in the World Touring Car Championship from 2012 to 2016, returning to both championships in 2016 before returning to the BTCC full time.

Tom’s resumé is impressive boasting BTCC independent driver champion in both 2010 and 2017 and independent WTCC driver in 2016.

“I am really looking forward to joining Ciceley Motorsport in their new era," said Chilton.

"They are a great team, and the BMW will be ultra-competitive. Adam (Morgan) and I get along really well, 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 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.”

Team owner Russell Morgan added, “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 and Adam should be fighting at front from the get-go”