Chilton “itching” for Macau WTCC podium

Chilton “itching” for Macau WTCC podium

07/11/2017 at 12:00Updated 08/11/2017 at 01:44

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Tom Chilton is desperate to transfer previous strong street circuit form to Macau where he will continue his bid to win the FIA World Touring Car Championship’s WTCC Trophy next week.

Chilton has never landed a Macau podium with a best result of seventh from six starts as good as it gets for the Sébastien Loeb Racing driver.

But having proved his street circuit pace at tracks including Marrakech, Porto and Vila Real, Chilton is targeting big things at WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau, the Suncity Group Guia Race.

“I would say I know Macau well now but I have never managed to get a podium there so I’m itching for a podium badly and will be trying to get my first one this year,” said the Briton. “I’ve had podiums at other street tracks, like Porto and Vila Real, which are hard places to go.”

He added: “Macau is one of the hardest race tracks in the world, 100 per cent. I really enjoy racing there but it’s always quite risky.”