Moffat enjoys Subaru test
Laser Tools Racing’s Aiden Moffat spoke to btcc.net after completing an encouraging test run behind the wheel of a BMR Racing Subaru Levorg at Donington Park yesterday (27 October).
The youngest driver in the history of the BTCC has contested the last two seasons in his Mercedes-Benz A-Class, but he’s currently assessing his options for a 2017 assault.
“It’s only right that you consider all the available opportunities and that’s what we’re doing,” he said. “We will be keeping all of our sponsors next year, which is testament to the efforts we’ve made and indeed the appeal of the series.
“The Mercedes is a great car and one we know very well, but the Subaru has already shown its potential, so we’ll see what develops after today’s session.”
Moffat took a richly deserved podium in the final race of the 2016 campaign at Brands Hatch, following his maiden rostrum at his home event of Knockhill during the previous season. The talented youngster has shown growing maturity and much improved speed throughout his short career so far, and the 20-year-old is now looking to make further progress next season.
“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. Laser Tools Racing fully appreciates that all of our partners have committed again for next year, and this puts us in a strong position.”
Yesterday’s test proved hugely successful as the Scotsman impressively circled the Leicestershire track, as did regular Subaru pilots James Cole and Warren Scott. It was a trouble free run for Moffat as he acclimatised himself to rear-wheel drive machinery in the multiple race-winning Levorg.
“I really enjoyed it,” continued Aiden. “It was my first time in a rear-wheel drive BTCC car so there was quite a lot to get my head around. I had to change my driving style a little, but we expected that, and overall I adapted extremely well to it.”
Moffat hasn’t put a deadline on a decision for his 2017 plans, but stresses that all factors will be considered between him, his family and their partners. The official BTCC website will bring you details as soon as they’re finalised.