Filippi set for fourth WTCC campaign in 2017

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Filippi set for fourth WTCC campaign in 2017
Jan 28, 2017, 4:44 PM

Corsican driver John Filippi has confirmed he will return for a fourth season in the World Touring Car Championship in 2017.

John Filippi, Campos Racing, Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1
John Filippi, Campos Racing, Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1
John Filippi, Campos Racing, Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1
John Filippi, Campos Racing, Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1
John Filippi, Campos Racing, Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1

The 21-year-old started his career with Campos Racing in 2014 in the first year of the new TC1 technical regulations, though that year the rookie competed in the swansong year of the TC2T generation cars, driving a SEAT León 1.6T in the second class.

Filippi has remained with Campos Racing ever since, with title sponsorship from Oscaro, a Paris-based car parts company.

He drove a TC1-spec Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 in 2015 and 2016.

“I am very happy to announce that I will be driving again next season in the WTCC,” said Filippi on social media.

Although further details on his programme haven’t been announced, it’s believed Filippi, who has a best WTCC finish of eighth to his name, will continue to compete with Campos Racing in a Chevrolet Cruze.

Alongside Volvo, Honda and privateer Citroen and Lada entries, this marks a potential five brands on the grid again for 2017.

2017 WTCC grid so far

Team Car Drivers
Honda JAS Honda Civic

Tiago Monteiro

Norbert Michelisz

Ryo Michigami

Volvo Polestar Volvo S60  Thed Bjork
Sebastien Loeb Racing Citroen C-Elysee

Tom Chilton

 Mehdi Bennani

Munnich Motorsport Citroen C-Elysee Rob Huff
Campos Racing Chevrolet Cruze John Filippi

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Series WTCC
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Teams Campos Racing
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