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Electric Touring Car Racing

Tom Chilton


About Tom

Tom is a highly experienced touring car driver, boasting 21 wins across the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) in his 19-year career. His most recent success was claiming the WTCC Independent’s Trophy in 2017. The Brit began racing in the BTCC in 2002, the start of a 10-season span in the championship. With 44 national podiums under his belt, Tom then moved up to WTCC in 2012. He went on to achieve 22 podium finishes at the pinnacle of touring car racing, as well as taking third place in the overall drivers’ championship in 2017.

In addition to his touring car success, Tom had a brief stint in prototype endurance racing. In 2005, he competed in multiple rounds of both the American Le Mans Series and European Le Mans Series. He was able to grab an overall victory in each of the championships, racing in an LMP1 Zytek. 2021 will be Tom’s first year with Hyundai, racing our Veloster N ETCR in the inaugural PURE ETCR season.

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Career

2020

British Touring Car Championship
Best result: 2nd overall, Thruxton
Final classification: 10th

2019

British Touring Car Championship
Best result: 1st overall, Croft
Final classification: 10th

2018

British Touring Car Championship
Best result: 1st overall, Knockhill
Final classification: 3rd

2017

World Touring Car Championship
Best result: 1st overall, Italy, Japan, Qatar
Final classification: 3rd

British Touring Car Championship
Best result: 3rd overall, Brands Hatch
Final classification: 15th

2016

World Touring Car Championship
Best result: 1st overall, Argentina
Final classification: 8th

2015

World Touring Car Championship
Best result: 3rd overall, Hungary
Final classification: 11th

2014

World Touring Car Championship
Best result: 1st overall, Beijing
Final classification: 8th

2013

World Touring Car Championship
Best result: 1st overall, USA, China
Final classification: 5th

2011

British Touring Car Championship
Best result: 1st overall, Knockhill, Silverstone
Final classification: 7th

2010

British Touring Car Championship
Best result: 1st overall, Brands Hatch, Silverstone
Final classification: 5th

2009

British Touring Car Championship
Best result: 3rd overall, Rockingham, Brands Hatch
Final classification: 13th

2008

British Touring Car Championship
Best result: 1st overall, Brands Hatch
Final classification: 10th

2007

British Touring Car Championship
Best result: 2nd overall, Rockingham
Final classification: 9th

2006

British Touring Car Championship
Best result: 2nd overall, Brands Hatch
Final classification: 7th

2005

British Touring Car Championship
Best result: 1st overall, Oulton, Snetterton, Silverstone
Final classification: 5th

Four rounds of European Le Mans Series
Best result: 1st overall, Nürburgring
Final classification: 2nd

Two rounds of American Le Mans Series
Best result: 1st overall, Laguna Seca
Final classification: 4th

2004

British Touring Car Championship
Best result: 1st overall, Silverstone, Donington
Final classification: 9th

Q&A

Q1.Who is your motorsport idol? 


Jim Clarke

Q2.What are your hobbies?

Racing cars, running and keeping fit outdoors, looking after my children and partner.

Q3.What is your ideal destination for a holiday?

Beach holiday with good food. Barbados is my favourite.

Q4.Which profession would you have chosen if you hadn’t become a race driver?


I think I would have become a carpenter as I really enjoy this. I think it’s important to work in a job you enjoy. I’m very lucky to be a professional racing driver as it’s my favourite hobby.

Q5.What is your favorite food? 


English Roast Dinner

Q6.Describe yourself in 3 words


Fast, Happy and hard working

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Personal data

Birthday:

15. Mar 1985

Place of birth:

Reigate, United Kingdom

Nationality:

British

Interests:

Running, Fitness and Family

ETCR Facts

First Event:

First Victory:

With Hyundai:

2021

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