CICELEY TARGETS NEW RECRUIT AFTER PARTING WAYS WITH TOM CHILTON
Multiple race-winning team Ciceley Motorsport has today (2 November) announced that it will be fielding a changed driver line-up for the 2022 BTCC season, having amicably parted ways with driver Tom Chilton.
Having taken the decision to switch to the BMW 330i M Sport ahead of the 2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, the squad embarked on an encouraging development season in which Chilton played a key role.
The 36-year-old brought vast knowledge and experience to the outfit and gelled perfectly with the team and its personnel. In terms of results, Chilton’s adaptation to rear-wheel drive machinery was not entirely as hoped for, with a trio of top ten finishes at the Brands Hatch season finale confirming his best weekend of the campaign.
Ciceley Motorsport did win two races outright during its maiden season running the BMWs, as well as numerous Independents’ trophies, and will now be looking for a new driver to join its ranks alongside regular pilot Adam Morgan. The Lancastrian squad is already in talks with numerous candidates, as well as considering other driver options, ahead of the move into the BTCC’s hybrid era.
Russell Morgan, Ciceley Motorsport Team Owner, said: “We are all very sad to see Tom leave Ciceley Motorsport. He was a fantastic ambassador for the team, always extremely positive, and a great help in the engineering of the BMW. Unfortunately, the results do not reflect Tom’s hard work and dedication, but we feel it had just started to click at the end of the season. We understand Tom’s decision and wish him all the very best in the future.”