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Tom Chilton

Biography

Tom Chilton joined the BTCC with Barwell Motorsport in 2002. At the time, he was the youngest driver ever to take to the grid at 17 years of age. He was quick right off the bat taking 15th overall and fifth in the Independents’ Championship. Arena Motorsport was his next destination, from 2003 to 2005. His first victory in the championship came in 2004 at Silverstone – making him the series’ youngest-ever winner. In 2005, he juggled his BTCC commitments with the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), meaning he missed six races but still finished fifth in the standings. 

A return to Vauxhall followed in 2006 – this time with VX Racing. Chilton sped to a handful of podiums in 2006 and 2007 in the Astra and subsequently the new Vectra, but chose to move on for 2008 – back to Honda machinery at Team Halfords as team-mate to Gordon Shedden. A dominant victory at Brands Hatch marked his first since 2005 and ensured tenth spot in the points table. 

For 2009, Chilton rejoined Arena Motorsport to pilot a brand new Ford Focus ST – but even significant in-season development could only yield 13th in the standings. A switch to LPG propulsion in 2010 produced four pole positions and the Independents’ Championship. In 2011, the team introduced the third-generation Ford Focus, with Chilton racing it to two victories and seventh in the Drivers’ Championship. 

After five years in the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), Chilton returned to the BTCC with Power Maxed Racing in 2017 immediately scooping silverware in the Brands Hatch curtain-raiser. For 2018, he moved back to Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher’s Focus RS, performing consistently well on the way to third in the Drivers’ Championship. 

He stayed with the Motorbase-backed team in 2019 and scored a sole victory at Croft.  

Chilton made the switch to BTC Racing and the Honda Civic Type R for the 2020 season, bagging three podiums and a top-ten finish in the overall standings. 

In 2021, Chilton announced a move to Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport and ended a mixed campaign with a trio of top ten finishes. 

At the dawn of the Hybrid Era, Chilton makes the switch to Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com. 

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Season Results

EventSessionPosition
Donington ParkQualifying15th
Race 110th
Race 222nd
Race 3DNF
Brands Hatch IndyQualifying12th
Race 113th
Race 212th
Race 3DNF
ThruxtonQualifying18th
Race 112th
Race 215th
Race 311th
Oulton ParkQualifying23rd
Race 1DNF
Race 2DNF
Race 320th
CroftQualifying8th
Race 110th
Race 29th
Race 39th
KnockhillQualifying16th
Race 111th
Race 210th
Race 39th
SnettertonQualifying9th
Race 1DNF

Driver Info

Nationality: British 
Date of Birth: 15 March 1985 
Place of Birth: Reigate, Surrey 
Lives in: Surrey 
Team: Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com 
Car: Hyundai i30N 


BTCC Debut: Brands Hatch GP, 2002

BTCC Races: 433
BTCC Wins: 14
BTCC Podiums: 59
BTCC Poles: 10
BTCC Fastest Laps: 16
BTCC Points: 2008

Driver Titles

2010 BTCC Independent Drivers’ Champion

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