Aiden Moffat announces Laser Tools Racing’s 2018 BTCC campaign
Scottish racer Aiden Moffat has announced this morning that he will contest the 2018 British Touring Car Championship, again in partnership with Laser Tools Racing – his fourth consecutive season with his long-time backers in the UK’s flagship motorsport series and third with the outfit’s Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
Last year was something of a breakthrough year for Moffat, as he powered to a maiden BTCC victory at Donington Park early in the season. He followed up with consistent top-ten finishes throughout 2017 and took to the top step once again at the Brands Hatch GP finale.
Laser Tools Racing was founded at the beginning of 2014, initially to contest the BTCC with Aiden Moffat. The Scot had made his series debut the year before, becoming its youngest-ever competitor. With Laser Tools Racing, Moffat’s career has blossomed – as evidenced by that rewarding pair of victories, complementing some real pace over the latest 10 race weekends.
“The BTCC is where we’re going to stay,” said Aiden. “It’s a fantastic championship and as a team we’re constantly improving.
“We’ve also made headway with our Mercedes over the course of 2017 and we’ve got a lot of development planned before the 2018 season starts. We’ve particularly been looking at the car’s aerodynamics and we’ve made some bodywork modifications that we feel could give us quite a significant performance benefit.
“Saying that, through the closing rounds at Brands Hatch, the car felt very good indeed. I had great pace and I could place it wherever I wanted. I’m very confident in what’s underneath me and feel that we’re in a great position.”
“I’ve really enjoyed my time in the BTCC so far. It’s my fifth season now and that second win at the end of last year was a just reward for everyone involved,” said Moffat. “The BTCC is unique — there’s no other championship in the world that’s as closely contested and every success is a terrific achievement for all of the team.
“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 Laser Tools, A1 Automotive Ltd, A1 Automotive Race and Restoration, Car Shop, PPG, Smart Fleet Solutions, Enjoy Car Life, Transporter Engineering, Colin A Renton Transporter Maintenance, Spence Insurance, Johnston Rigging Fife, AST Signs, Secure Airparks, Autosmart, RCIB Insurance, CarCave Scotland, MV Commercial, 11 Degrees, SEVENFRIDAY, Loch Ness Water, Pentland Powder Coating and as pro engineering.”
SEVENFRIDAY Watches UK added: “We are delighted to continue working with Aiden Moffat and Laser Tools Racing. Aiden typifies SEVENFRIDAY’s young Independent image for people who enjoy life whilst competing at the top against the big players in the industry. Both are winners!”
Andrew Shedden from as pro engineering added: “This year will see as pro engineering limited continue their sponsorship of Aiden Moffat and the Laser Tools Racing team. Motorsport has always been at the core of our advanced engineering design services with the action, excitement and competitiveness of the BTCC embodying all that we are passionate about. We are delighted to further our support in helping Aiden and the team build on their success of last year and wish them all the best for the forthcoming season.”