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Tom Chilton talks ALMS and that Laguna Seca win

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Tom Chilton drives the Zytek to victory at the 2005 Laguna Seca round of the ALMS, beating out the all dominating Audi machines (Photo courtesy of Zytek)
Tom Chilton drives the Zytek to victory at the 2005 Laguna Seca round of the ALMS, beating out the all dominating Audi machines (Photo courtesy of Zytek)

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In our ongoing look back at the ALMS we caught up with Tom Chilton who famously won at Laguna Seca in 2005 beating out the all dominant Audi team. He confirms that the efforts from the Arena team and the Zytek squad was a fraction of what Audi spend and was a victory he was truly proud of.

While his career in sportscars was short, Chilton won on both sides of the Atlantic with Zytek, taking out the 2005 ELMS 1000km of the Nurbrugring and the 2005 ALMS race at Laguna Seca.  He would also race in the ELMS in 2007 alongside his brother, Max – who now races in F1 with Marussia.

As we find out in this interview, Tom was fond of his sportscar days and would jump at the chance to have a run in top line sports cars again – to go alongside his WTCC efforts.

Relive the 2005 ALMS race at Laguna Seca

httpv://youtu.be/Txi3toZTNjY

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Chilton’s Zytek sportscars in Europe (photos courtesy of the European Le Mans Series)

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Chilton’s WTCC ride

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By Sam Tickell, September 2013

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