Tom Chilton has not given up on racing in the 2017 World Touring Car Championship, despite having recently signed to race for Power Maxed Racing in next year’s British Touring Car Championship.
Chilton has spent the past five years racing in the WTCC, and the Brit has just enjoyed one of his most successful seasons in the championship with Sébastien Loeb Racing.
The 2017 WTCC season kicks off in Morocco on the 7th to 9th April 2017, whilst the BTCC begins at Brands Hatch just one week earlier.
With no calendar clashes between the two championships next year – perhaps due in part to the reduction of the WTCC calendar from 12 events to 10 – Chilton has the chance to challenge for the title in both series’.
“Signing for Vauxhall in the BTCC is not the end of the WTCC for me,” said Chilton.
“I’m still putting the sponsorship together to do it because I’ve got a good chance to be world champion next year and none of the dates clash, although I’ve not signed anything yet.”
If Chilton does attempt dual campaigns, he would be the first driver to attempt to take the title in both championships in the same year.