Tom Chilton has made the move to BTC Racing Honda for the 2020 British Touring Car Championship.

Following a tricky 2019, Chilton is focusing on a fresh start in BTCC with BTC Racing and returns to competing in Honda machinery for the first time since 2008.

With 14 BTCC race wins and 57 podiums to his name, the 34-year-old has been a consistent championship contender during his career in the series, coming closest in 2018 when he finished third place in the final standings, and becomes the second name confirmed in the three-driver line-up at BTC Racing for 2020.

“I’m incredibly excited about joining BTC Racing,” Chilton said. “The team did a sterling job last year. To have ended the season fourth overall and as Independent runners-up in their first season running the FK8 chassis was an outstanding achievement.

“I can’t wait to get testing underway. I have a great history with Honda, and I’m really looking forward to getting back in one again, and behind the wheel of the FK8.

“Josh [Cook] is a great driver, and I like having good team-mates to push me. I’d like to think that with my years of experience I can bring something new to the team and help to push them on at the sharp end of the grid.

“BTC Racing is a relatively young team, but their attitude and performance caught my eye last year. I like their approach and professionalism. I’m optimistic about the future that we can build together, not just for this season, but hopefully for many years moving forward.”

BTC Racing is expected to announce its third and final BTCC driver in the coming days.