It’s an honor to be present at a driver’s first victory in a series. For Tom Chilton, that first win almost didn’t arrive. At the end of 2012, Ford withdrew support for the Focus Chilton had been running in the WTCC. Without a car or suitable team, Chilton’s future looked dim – until Ray Mallock stepped in. Mallock and his RML outfit faced a bleak year without the factory support of its former patron, Chevrolet. With the bow tie also officially bowing out of the series, the 2012 championship-winners fielded a pair of Cruzes for Yvan Muller and Chilton. At Sonoma, Chilton put it all together and landed his first WTCC win. Not bad for a guy who almost didn’t make the grid….
60 for 60: to celebrate the end of our racing year, we’re posting the 60 favorite images we captured this season, one each day from November 1 to December 31.