Filippi joins Sébastien Loeb’s WTCC Team

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John Filippi will learn from the best when he embarks on his fourth season in the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2017.


With continued support from automotive spare parts online retailer OSCARO, Filippi has signed to drive for Sébastien Loeb Racing during the upcoming campaign.

Having guided Mehdi Bennani and Tom Chilton to a one-two finish in the WTCC Trophy in 2016, the team co-founded by Dominique Heintz and Sébastien Loeb is ideally placed to help Filippi build on the potential he showed during his three-season stint with Campos Racing.

Still only 21, Filippi has made good progress since he began his WTCC adventure in 2014. After stepping up to TC1 power for 2015, the Corsica resident scored two WTCC Trophy podiums in 2016 on his way to fifth in the privateer standings. He also landed five outright top 10 finishes and two overall Opening Race pole positions in a Campos Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1.

“I am very happy,