Tom Chilton has become the latest driver to confirm he will drive an all-new RML-designed Chevrolet Cruze in next year’s World Touring Car Championship, although exactly which team he will drive for remains unknown.
In his second year in the category, Chilton – the older brother of F1 racer Max Chilton – finished fourth overall in this year’s Drivers’ Championship standings, claiming two wins driving for RML.
Chilton came into last weekend’s Macau finale with an outside chance of finishing second overall in the standings, but a disastrous weekend on the Guia street circuit – where he had a double-DNF – put paid to those prospects.
As he looks ahead to 2014, Chilton has confirmed he has also placed an order for one of the new Chevrolet Cruzes that RML will design for the series’ new technical regulations. His announcement follows that of Campos Racing driver Hugo Valente, who was the first driver to confirm he will race a new Cruze next year.
Quite who he will race for is still undecided, although it certainly won’t be RML, who have elected to focus their efforts on supporting its customer teams ahead of a planned full-time return in 2015, believed to be with a new partnership with Renault.