Moffat announces Mercedes entry with Laser Tools Racing
Scottish driver Aiden Moffat will contest the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in a Laser Tools Racing Mercedes A-Class, after an extended partnership with the leading tools brand was confirmed earlier today (15 November).
“The BTCC is where we’re going to stay,” said Moffat. “It’s a fantastic championship and as a team we’re constantly improving.”
Moffat scored a very popular and well deserved podium in the final race of the 2016 campaign at Brands Hatch, which completed an impressive run of three top ten finishes at the famous Kent venue. Second place in the season finale was testament to the growing maturity and speed being shown by the 20-year-old, as the youngest driver in BTCC history now targets regular rostrums in Britain’s toughest championship.
“We developed our Mercedes a lot over the 2016 season and we’ve got further progress planned before the 2017 season starts too. I’ve had a full year now with race engineer Federico Turrata and we have a definite bond — we know how each other thinks — and this has shown in the race results.
“At the closing rounds at Brands the car just felt right, I had great pace and I could place it wherever I wanted. With this confidence and the new TOCA engine, we’re in a great position going into the 2017 season.”
The success of Moffat’s three years in the BTCC has been proven both on-track and off-track, with both the sporting and commercial benefits attracting a number of long-term and loyal partnerships.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time in the BTCC so far and the podium at the end of the year was just reward for everyone involved,” he concluded. “Laser Tools Racing fully appreciates that our partners have committed again for next year, and this puts us in a very strong position. So for their continued support I would personally like to thank Car Shop, Spence Insurance, Brown Brothers, Colin A Renton Transporter Maintenance, Smart Fleet Solutions, EnjoyCarLife, Secure Airparks, AST Signs Ltd and Butler’s Vehicle Solutions.
“What a team!”