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Chilton thanks Sébastien Loeb Racing for WTCC Trophy title lift

Chilton thanks Sébastien Loeb Racing for WTCC Trophy title lift

16/10/2017 12:00

Tom Chilton has thanked his Sébastien Loeb Racing team for helping him move to the top of the WTCC Trophy standings following the FIA World Touring Car Championship’s first visit to the Ningbo International Speedpark last weekend.

Chilton arrived in China level on points with Mehdi Bennani and Rob Huff but his hopes were dealt a blow when he collided with fellow Briton Huff in the Opening Race. But swift work from his French team during the OSCARO Repair Time ensured his Citroën C-Elysée WTCC would be ready in time for the Main Race.

“I’m pleased to be leading because I didn’t come all the way to China to come back with no points,” said Chilton, who shared the category race wins with Esteban Guerrieri. “But I have to say quickly that Sébastien Loeb Racing made this possible because after the Opening Race accident they managed to put a whole front-left upright, driveshaft, disc brake, you name it everything on all in 15 minutes. The steering wheel was perfectly straight and that’s one of the reasons why I’m here right now because of them so thank you.”

Chilton heads to the next round in Japan leading Huff by four points with Bennani one point further adrift. Guerrieri is just two points behind Bennani following his impressive showing in China where he won the Opening Race outright.

The 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship season heads to Qatar next for a thrilling showdown with three prestigious titles still up for grabs.

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