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Tom Chilton re-signs with Sébastien Loeb Racing

Tom Chilton will be back for the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship as he has re-signed with Sébastien Loeb Racing.

“It’s going to be a busy year but I’m immensely proud and excited to be working with Sébastien Loeb Racing again in what is going to be a thrilling season,” said Chilton.

The Briton will race in in two championships this year, driving a Vauxhall Astra for Power Maxed Racing in the BTCC and a Citroën C-Elysée in the WTCC.

”I am fortunate to have amazing support from both the Sébastien Loeb Racing team and Gallagher and look forward to more wins over the coming months,” added Chilton.

Chilton finished eighth overall in the 2016 WTCC and second in the WTCC Trophy for independent drivers.

“We’re pleased to continue this adventure with Tom. His first season with us was really successful. He’s got what it takes to meet that objective – as he has shown in the past – and even more so after a year of racing at the wheel of the C-Elysée. His double programme in WTCC/BTCC is an amazing challenge. We like such challenges and we can only support him in this mission,” said Dominique Heintz, team principal of Sébastien Loeb Racing.