VIDEO: Vauxhall team unveils second driver for 2017 BTCC campaign
The Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall team this afternoon unveils its second driver to partner Senna Proctor in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship next season.
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Works Vauxhall team Power Maxed Racing has announced Tom Chilton as its second driver for the 2017
Chilton, 31, brings vast experience and success to the debutant manufacturer team, with his background including success behind the wheel of the Vauxhall Astra during its last manufacturer outing with VX Racing.
Scoring 12 BTCC wins, 45 podiums and 10 poles, Tom is an experienced front runner and will join Power Maced Racing Vauxhall team-mate, BTCC rookie Senna Proctor.
After leaving the series on a race win at Brands Hatch, Tom is looking to pick up where he left off!
Power Maxed Racing returns to the grid as a manufacturer entry next season, after signing a partnership deal with Vauxhall, followed by the first driver signing, 2015 Ginetta Junior runner-up Senna Proctor.
“I am delighted to be back in the BTCC," said Chilton. "I have continued to watch as a fan while racing in World Touring Cars and the itch to get back behind the wheel on British soil has never gone away.
"So you can imagine how excited I was when Adam got in touch, plus to get to return in a Vauxhall Astra, a car that I know and love is a dream. I am confident that Power Maxed Racing will be front runners and scoring podiums, the team are fantastic, and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel”.
Adam Weaver, Power Maxed Racing Team Principal commented; “I have known Tom for a while now and followed his career with interest, which has now paid off. His experience and work ethic is second to none, he knows what’s coming and will be a great role model for Senna as well as a proven race winner.
"We knew last year that we had the ingredients for success but like a cake you can’t rush it, but maybe, just maybe this year we can have our cake and eat it!”
BTCC Series Director Alan Gow added, "It's really great to see Tom back in the BTCC - and securing a driver of his undoubted speed and experience shows just how serious Power Maxed are about their Vauxhall programme."