Chilton keen to improve on eighth place

Tom Chilton BTCC
Credit: Matt Sayle

Three points scoring finishes last time out at Snetterton which included fifth in the Diamond Double race sees Tom Chilton still with an outsiders shout of the overall 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship title.

Tom currently lies in eighth place with three podiums already to his name. Despite no victory yet this year, certain people believe a first victory in the series since 2011 might happen.

The Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher driver, despite carrying 21kg of ballast into the weekend, believes that podiums, which are on the team’s radar, can be possible.

With the Ford Focus RS steadily improving as seen with rostrum visits at Oulton Park and Croft, Tom can be confident of a strong weekend in Northamptonshire and a replication of the second qualifying session at Snetterton would be a fantastic result for team and driver.

The wide open nature of this 2018 championship makes Tom believe that he could still pull something off which might be useful come the end of the year,

“I’m very confident that with the set-up we have we’ll be very fast out of the box at Rockingham this weekend. I’ve had two 2nd places this year and been within a sniff of the win but we’ve just not quite got there, so hopefully this weekend we’ll see that change.

“We’ve got a great car and a great team. We’re only 41 points off the championship leader going into this weekend which is nothing to be sniffed at. I still think that anyone in the top 12 could win it this year.”