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Donington Park 2019
Brands Hatch Indy 2019
Season Launch 2019
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BTCC Silverstone 2018
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BTCC Media Day 2018
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Oulton Park 2017
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McRae Rally Challenge
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Unveiling the Mercedes
BTCC Brands Hatch Test March 2020
Posted on Friday 20 March 2020
After two days testing in varied weather conditions, Aiden and the team came away on a very positive note and a lot has been accomplished. On an engineering side we now understand the new car a lot more and this enables us to move forwards really well. A lot of technical data has been gained and through a carefully managed series of tweaks and changes we can see how everything interacts. Remember, three days ago, the cars hadn’t turned a wheel from being built!From a driver’s point of view, you...
March 2020 Silverstone Official Test Day
Posted on Wednesday 18 March 2020
Tuesday March 17: we got the whole Laser Tools Racing 2020 two-car team together at Silverstone for the official BTCC test day, and I and my team mate Ash Sutton got our first opportunity to try out our new Infiniti Q50 race cars. Both cars were literally fresh out of the box as they had been finally completed in the early hours of Tuesday morning and loaded straight onto the Laser Tools Racing race car transporter for the trip over to the Northamptonshire circuit.We arrived here this morning...
Aiden Moffat and Ash Sutton talk about the 2020 BTCC season
Posted on Tuesday 14 January 2020
At the Autosport International show held at the NEC over the weekend, we caught up with Aiden Moffat and Ashley Sutton as they unveiled the updated 2020 livery for their pair of Infiniti Q50 touring cars. Both drivers shared their thoughts and aspirations for the forthcoming BTCC season:Aiden Moffat is very enthusiastic: “It’s by far the most excited I’ve been at the start of a season,” he commented. “Now that we’re building two brand new Infiniti Q50s, expanding Laser Tools Racing to a two-car...
Two car team for Laser Tools Racing in 2020 BTCC
Posted on Wednesday 27 November 2019
Ashley Sutton joins Aiden Moffat as the pair spearhead Laser Tools Racing’s 2020 BTCC campaignTwo new Infiniti NGTC cars currently being builtLaser Tools Racing has just announced that it is running a two-car team in the 2020 BTCC and partnering driver Aiden Moffat will be the 2017 BTCC Champion Ashley Sutton. Additionally, Team Principal Bob Moffat confirmed that the team have commenced the design and build of two new Infiniti Q50 NGTC cars for the 2020 campaign.“We have been speaking to...
A consistent weekend for Laser Tools Racing at the Brands Hatch series finále
Posted on Monday 14 October 2019
I’m happy to say that we ended our Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season with three points-scoring finishes in our Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50.The weekend began with two practice sessions held in frustrating weather conditions as the track was greasy rather than wet or dry. The car had a good balance straight away, which lifted the spirits of the team, and I felt confident when the road was at its wettest. With the knowledge from the wet races at Silverstone just two weeks...
Second place in Race 3 for our new Infiniti at soggy Silverstone
Posted on Monday 30 September 2019
In torrential rain, Laser Tools Racing’s Aiden Moffat produced a tremendous drive to bag second place in Race 3 of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone, on Sunday September 29:It marked my first podium finish since the win at Silverstone last year and the best-ever race result for our newly-introduced Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50.Earlier in the weekend the team were continuing the development of the new car during the two free practice sessions, and I was working...
Moffat maintains BTCC progress on home soil
Posted on Monday 16 September 2019
Laser Tools Racing’s Aiden Moffat maintained his impressive performance in the second half of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship by rounding his weekend at Knockhill with a top 10 finish.We arrived at our home circuit after a productive test day at Snetterton earlier in the month when 2017 BTCC Champion Ash Sutton also drove the new Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 and offered feedback. With a few tweaks implemented after the test, the team was in confident mood ready for qualifying...
Improved pace for our Infiniti Q50 at Thruxton
Posted on Monday 02 September 2019
We achieved three more solid finishes at the second Thruxton meet of the BTCC calendar as our new Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 continues its development for the 2020 season.I’ve never driven the car at the UK’s fastest circuit before, so we treated Saturday morning’s two free practice sessions as testing, as race engineer Federico Turrata and the team worked through a raft of changes and improvements on the car. Key was the new front end that allowed better cooling and an increase in...
Impressive Infiniti debut for Moffat in BTCC showdown
Posted on Monday 12 August 2019
A new car didn’t faze our Laser Tools Racing star Aiden Moffat as he guided his new Infiniti Q50 to two top-20 finishes at Snetterton, Norfolk, over the weekend of August 3-4.After a frustrating start to the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season, Aiden and his Laser Tools Racing team decided to use the second half of the 2019 season to regroup and work towards 2020. The decision was made to use the recently purchased rear-wheel drive Infiniti Q50, a car that had been raced in the...
Aiden Moffat swaps Mercedes-Benz A-Class for newly developed Infiniti Q50
Posted on Friday 12 July 2019
Laser Tools Racing has just made the shock announcement that Aiden Moffat's trusty Mercedes-Benz A-Class is to be put out to pasture and will be replaced at the forthcoming Snetterton rounds of the 2019 BTCC with their newly developed Infinity Q50 NGTC touring car. Laser Tools Racing Team Principal Bob Moffat explains: "BTCC fans will remember the Infiniti touring cars from the 2015 season and the Support Our Paras Racing team. We purchased the two NGTC cars last year with a view to refining...
Aiden Moffat fights to strong top 10 finish at Oulton Park
Posted on Tuesday 02 July 2019
After a frustrating qualifying session on the Saturday, I managed to haul our Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class to 9th place in the final race at Oulton Park, Cheshire, on Sunday June 30.Saturday morning started well, I ran well in free practice but then suffered a turbo issue in qualifying meaning that our pace was stymied. Also, with the circuit getting slower as the 30-minute period wore on, I managed to drag the car to 20th on the grid but knew that there was work to do on raceday.We...
Aiden Moffat reflects on an eventful Croft
Posted on Wednesday 19 June 2019
What a weekend that was! But at least we managed to score valuable championship points across three tricky races at Croft, North Yorkshire, on Sunday June 16.Our Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class began the weekend with a good set-up, and I was feeling that it was handling better than ever at the former aerodrome. I was confident and went into qualifying in optimistic mood, but the 30-minute session wasn’t an easy one for any driver as five red flags caused constant...
Moffat battles to top 10 finish in Thruxton Thriller
Posted on Friday 24 May 2019
Dalkeith touring car racer Aiden Moffat ended a tough weekend at Thruxton, Hampshire, with a 10th place finish in the third race of the day.After a difficult qualifying session on Saturday, we were left with just five more minutes of qualifying time after yet another red flag. Five minutes is only really long enough for one flying lap on the 2.4 mile long circuit, and sitting back in 21st place and no chance to even warm up the tyres, I managed to get a steady, fast lap in and qualified in 16th...
Aiden Moffat reports on mixed fortunes at Donington
Posted on Tuesday 30 April 2019
Our Laser Tools Racing Mercedes showed great pace in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Donington Park at the weekend, in a weekend affected by incidents aplenty.This year we are testing and preparing our car independently of the similar cars in the championship, and the result is significant improvements that has helped the team to find a better set up across the free practice sessions. I went into the all-important qualifying session full of optimism, but the weather Gods...
Moffat the overtaking master in BTCC season opener
Posted on Monday 08 April 2019
Laser Tools Racing’s BTCC racer Aiden Moffat made an impressive start to the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Championship at Brands Hatch at the weekend with two top 10 finishes in his Mercedes-Benz A-Class.On a damp track in qualifying, Aiden struggled with the set-up of the car but he and his engineers worked on the data for raceday. With a modified set-up, Aiden was in more confident mood and once morning fog had lifted was ready for battle. On a damp track, many of Aiden’s rivals elected to...
Season Launch 2019
Posted on Friday 29 March 2019
As the new BTCC season approaches, Aiden Moffat and hisLaser Tools Racing team have been extensively testing his Mercedes-Benz A-Classtouring car after its mega strip-down and rebuild over the winter months. The big news for 2019 is that the car is now fully preparedand maintained at Laser Tools Racing’s new facility in Scotland. “We are nowfully in control,” explained Aiden, “We have built an all-new facility whichgives us the engineering and preparation capability together with full...
Laser Tools Racing continue in BTCC 2019
Posted on Friday 18 January 2019
Aiden Moffat and the Laser Tools Racing team are looking forward to the 2019 season with the young Scottish driver feeling confident of further podiums and increased championship points.Aiden commented: “I’ve never felt more excited at the prospect of a new BTCC season as I do this year. On a personal level I’ve been concentrating on my fitness both physically and mentally — I went to the gym three times yesterday! — and I’ve never been more focussed and determined.“There are also significant...
Aiden Moffat enjoys strong weekend in BTCC finale
Posted on Monday 01 October 2018
Laser Tools Racing’s Aiden Moffat ended his 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season with two top 10 finishes in a season that was capped by a win and two third places:Recently I’ve been working with driver coach Alain Menu (a double BTCC champion), and we certainly unlocked the potential of the Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class during qualifying to put our car ninth fastest and in the mix for a podium finish for Race one. I was happy with my start and blasted into...
Proud and very satisfied to take third touring car career win
Posted on Tuesday 18 September 2018
Sunday at Silverstone. Well, what a day! Scoring a win with the Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class in the day’s final Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship race at the Northamptonshire circuit has been a major boost after a difficult season. But it was definitely my most satisfying race win, the third of my BTCC career.The weekend started well with achieving the eighth fastest time in qualifying around the 1.6-mile Silverstone National circuit, my time just 0.177s away from the...
Great progress at Rockingham despite difficulties!
Posted on Tuesday 14 August 2018
I'm delighted to be working with double BTCC champion, Alain Menu now on the team as my new driver coach. Alain was instantly able to help me with input on data and also with a positive mental attitude that paid dividends straight away with a competitive showing in the first practice session. However, I was frustrated by two punctures in the second practice session that compromised the running time and left me on the back foot for qualifying.Qualifying was good though, but I made a mistake in...
Moffat in the mix at exciting Snetterton
Posted on Tuesday 31 July 2018
We had another tough time at Snetterton, Norfolk, in the most recent rounds of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, although as ever, we never gave up fighting.After the traditional summer break, the Laser Tools Racing squad regrouped ready to tackle the second half of the season. Our qualifying session was a tough start to the weekend although I admit that I was driving differently and that the times weren’t coming.I always race better than I qualify, so I have put a lot of effort...
Frustration at Croft BTCC battle
Posted on Tuesday 26 June 2018
Croft, North Yorkshire: a troubling time this weekend in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. Our Laser Tool Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class struggled for the optimum set-up going into qualifying and even had a spin as the tricky car fought back. That meant that I had to line up 24th for the opening race but I was eager to make progress.I achieved a good start and bolted away, gaining places up the order. Then I found myself stuck in traffic and was running in 20th but was then hit in...
Aiden Moffat just missed out on points.
Posted on Wednesday 13 June 2018
Aiden Moffat just missed out on points after a hero’s drive at Oulton Park on Sunday, when a tyre deflated on the final lap of the 12-lap thrillerI have to say that at Oulton Park we endured a tough weekend; first struggling to find clear track space in the all-important qualifying session — this condemned us to start 16th on the grid — at a circuit in which overtaking is notoriously difficult. In the first race I was right in the middle of the pack, hunting for a gap but with the narrow track,...
Frustrating weekend, but more championship points bagged, says Aiden Moffat
Posted on Tuesday 22 May 2018
After a difficult weekend, we managed to bag more points for our Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship campaign on Sunday at Thruxton, Hampshire.Carrying 33 kilos of success ballast in our Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class, I was compromised for pace in qualifying and a tyre issue that put the car on to the grass at the end of the vital qualifying session was another blow. We qualified in P21, but the car was definitely lacking straight-line speed.In the opening race I rocketed...
Delighted with two podiums and an Independent’s win at Donington - says Aiden Moffat
Posted on Tuesday 01 May 2018
Laser Tools Racing's Aiden Moffat secured two podium finishes at Donington Park at the weekend along with a win in the Independent class of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. The brace of third places brings Aiden into sixth place in the Drivers’ Championship after the opening two weekends of the campaign.“My weekend started with fifth fastest time in the 30-minute qualifying session,” commented Aiden, “which was difficult for all drivers as the track conditions were treacherous...
My best ever start to Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season - says Aiden Moffat
Posted on Tuesday 10 April 2018
Well, Laser Tools Racing kicked off our 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship campaign at Brands Hatch, Kent, last weekend, with one of the most competitive weekends we have experienced, achieving two points-scoring finishes and we very nearly won Race 2.I wasn't really happy with 17th fastest time in the 30-minute qualifying session, in which finding clear track space on the 1.2-mile circuit was very difficult with 32 cars on track at once. Although we were just three-tenths of a...
Aiden competes in first meeting of new TCR UK Series at Silverstone
Posted on Thursday 05 April 2018
TCR UK — In the first meeting of this new series Aiden Moffat qualifies in P2 and finishes Race 1 in second placeAs well as the BTCC, Laser Tools-backed Aiden Moffat has agreed to enter the exciting new TCR UK race series, which held its first session over the Easter weekend. What's more — it's a two car team! Joining Aiden on the grid is ex-BTCC driver Derek Palmer.The TCR series has become very popular world-wide over the past few years and although the touring cars look similar to the BTCC...
Aiden Moffat confirms his entry with Laser Tools Racing in TCR UK
Posted on Monday 26 March 2018
Laser Tools backed British Touring Car Championship race winner Aiden Moffat has today confirmed that he has accepted an offer to join the TCR UK championship with the series starting at Silverstone over the Easter weekend.Laser Tools Racing will be running two of the striking Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR cars which are built in Milan by Romeo Ferraris. Laser's driver Aiden Moffat will be spear-heading the team's assault on the championship and ex-BTCC driver Derek Palmer Jnr will be driving the...
Aiden Moffat announces the Laser Tools Racing BTCC 2018 campaign
Posted on Wednesday 14 February 2018
Scottish racer Aiden Moffat announced this morning that he will contest the 2018 British Touring Car Championship, again in partnership with Laser Tools Racing.“Touring cars 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 improved our Mercedes a lot over the 2017 season 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...
Race Diary Brands Hatch GP 2017
Posted on Tuesday 03 October 2017
Well, what a way to round out our Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season! Just shows what a rollercoaster the BTCC can be. First, another race win at Brands Hatch with the car driving superbly under changing conditions. Then a second top five finish followed later in the day to complete our best season to date in the ultra-competitive championship.On a circuit that suits our Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class, I started the weekend with the second fastest time in...
ForeverForward with Aiden Moffat
Posted on Wednesday 20 September 2017
As reported by the official BTCC website: Laser Tools Racing’s Aiden Moffat sealed his maiden weekend Dunlop #ForeverForward honours of 2017 at Silverstone, making up the second-highest number of positions over a meeting this year with a massive 30 places gained.The young Scot was on a real charge as he strived to make up ground from his starting berth of 24th after Saturday’s qualifying session. He steered his Mercedes-Benz A-Class to a stunning eighth and just seven seconds shy of...
Silverstone Blog 2017
Posted on Monday 18 September 2017
What a weekend that was! We had a great start to the weekend with fifth best time in the second practice session and there was optimism going into qualifying, but I struggled to find track space to hook up a decent lap time. In addition, the field was so closely-matched that the cars were split by thousandths of a second, meaning that although my best lap was only half a second away from pole, it still put me 24th on the grid for the opening 22-lap race.However I had a terrific...
Rockingham Blog 2017
Posted on Tuesday 29 August 2017
What a mixed weekend at Rockingham! My Mercedes-Benz A-Class started the weekend well with the team working hard to find a good set-up on the car, a process which is always a compromise given the nature of the circuit: part fast banked corners, part twisty infield. With the car tuned for qualifying, I went into the 30-minute session with a car that I felt could deliver a competitive grid position but discovered to my frustration that the car felt different from earlier in the day...
Knockhill Blog 2017
Posted on Tuesday 15 August 2017
We started the weekend with 13th fastest time in the opening practice session which was run in wet but drying conditions, meaning that the team had to adapt our Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class to the changing track surface. Excellent eighth fastest time in the second, dry, practice session before a heavy rain shower soaked the circuit for qualifying.As the road dried, I had a lap time disallowed as I was adjudged to have exceeded track limits so had to try again for a good grid...
Snetterton Blog 2017
Posted on Wednesday 02 August 2017
The weekend started well, I was happy with my ninth fastest lap time in the final practice session before the all-important qualifying period. I qualified 14th fastest and started the opening race from the seventh row of the grid, with my targets being points and as high a finishing position as possible as that would be my starting place for race two. In race one I was happy enough with the car and its pace and I was planning ahead for race two; I was up to 11th place before I became a last lap...
Posted on Monday 12 June 2017
Well, what a difficult weekend we had at Croft, North Yorkshire, in rounds 13, 14 and 15 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.On Saturday, with the car rebuilt after the shenanigans at Oulton Park, all the running was conducted in wet weather on an absolutely treacherous track. We used the two free practice sessions to get a good set-up for qualifying, but, and it was a big “but”, the afternoon’s qualifying session was abandoned after just eight minutes running.A car had dropped...
Oulton Park Blog
Posted on Monday 22 May 2017
Well, what a mixed weekend at Oulton Park, as I enjoyed a strong opening race but suffered a bruising bang into the barriers in race three.The weekend began very positively with third fastest time in qualifying, and I was in buoyant mood going into race one. I wasn’t that confident coming into the event but the car had been amazing, night and day better than it was here last year. In fact, it was the best that the car had felt in a long time.I started third on the grid for the opening 15-lap...
Thruxton Blog 2017
Posted on Wednesday 10 May 2017
Struggled a bit at the start of the weekend with the rear end of the Mercedes A-Class being a little unpredictable, but the team worked hard to make the car more stable for qualifying. In qualifying achieved 12th on the 32-strong grid — unfortunately I had made a mistake through the final chicane and that ruined a lap that had the potential for p5.After an engine change before race day, I started race one in optimistic mood, but made a tiny error on the opening corners, which dropped me two...
Mighty Moffat takes maiden British Touring Car Championship win
Posted on Tuesday 18 April 2017
"It was the most enjoyable race I have taken part in, being able to do my own thing, a special feeling, a very special feeling to now say BTCC Race Winner!"Yes, apparently I have written myself into the history books by winning the opening race at Donington Park on Easter Sunday and scoring my first ever win in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship for Laser Tools Racing!I had had a bit of a nail-biting qualifying session — it had been going well, I was lapping consistently, but in...
Aidens Blog Brands Hatch Indy
Posted on Monday 03 April 2017
The team and our Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class arrived at the Kent speedbowl buoyed by an excellent podium finish at the end of 2016. The weekend started badly however when a regulation component failed, causing the car to lose a wheel in free practice session one. The team repaired the car for the second session and the car’s pace was excellent, our best lap just .38 sec behind that fastest recorded lap.Therefore we went into qualifying with optimism. However, qualifying turned into...
Laser Tools Racings Aiden Moffat makes endurance racing debut in the 2017 Dubai 24
Posted on Wednesday 14 December 2016
Scottish touring car ace Aiden Moffat has announced that he is competing in January’s Dubai 24 Hour race in the Century Motorsport Ginetta G55.2016 Dubai 24 Hour Class SP3 winners Century Motorsport will field one of their strongest line-ups to date for the 2017 race, combining the qualities of youth and experience which they hope will be key to retaining their class SP3 title.Fresh from announcing his continued commitment to the British Touring Car Championship for 2017, Moffat’s ambition is...
Aiden announces the Laser Tools Racing BTCC 2017 Campaign
Posted on Tuesday 15 November 2016
Scottish racer Aiden Moffat announced this morning that he will contest the 2017 British Touring Car Championship, again in partnership with Laser Tools Racing.“Touring cars is where we’re going to stay,” said Moffat. “It’s a fantastic championship and as a team we’re constantly improving.“We’ve also improved our Mercedes a lot over the 2016 season and we’ve got a lot of development planned before the 2017 season starts. I’ve had a full year now with race engineer Federico Turrata and we have a...
Race Diary 2016 Brands Hatch GP
Posted on Tuesday 04 October 2016
Wow! What a day! And what an end to the season. Three top 10 finishes, which included a top six and my best-ever second place which completed my best weekend in the championship.Saturday’s qualifying session was on an initially dry track, the car was performing well and I was happy to post a 7th place time. However, that was soon taken away from me for exceeding track limits. This decision put me near the back of the line up! Then the heavens opened and most drivers accepted that they...
Race Diary 2016 Silverstone
Posted on Tuesday 20 September 2016
Well, what a weekend! With changeable weather forecast, the first free practice session was wet, but to be honest, wet weather does not really bother me too much. However, when checking the car over after the session was finished, No 1 Mechanic Tim Sleigh was suspicious that there was fuel or oil in the cooling system. Draining the system confirmed this, so Race Engineer Federico Turrata made the decision to fit a new engine. To give ourselves enough time for this we had to miss the second free...
Race Diary 2016 Rockingham
Posted on Monday 05 September 2016
Rockingham: after such terrible weather on the Saturday which completely disrupted the Free Practice and Qualifying sessions, the Sunday was clear and dry and I was satisfied with three points scoring finishes in the latest three rounds of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.The Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class coped with torrential wet weather conditions in qualifying to secure 12th on the 31-car grid, despite a fuel pick-up problem that compromised the car’s pace a little...
Race Diary 2016 Knockhill
Posted on Tuesday 16 August 2016
Well, happy to report a successful weekend at Knockhill, and I’m also happy to report three points-scoring finishes with strong top-ten finishes in both races 2 and 3.Knockhill is traditionally difficult in qualifying as it is a short racing circuit and a pretty full field of 31 cars all trying to find that clear lap, so I had to settle for P12. I would have liked better, but of course it could have been worse! There was good pace in the car, I probably could, or should, have qualified better...
Race Diary 2016 Snetterton
Posted on Tuesday 02 August 2016
After qualifying in P14, Race 1 got off to a great start and I had brilliant pace in the car, and would have had a great chance to be within the top 10…However I then received a 30 second stop-go penalty which immediately put me in last position. The penalty was because on the grid, apparently all four wheels were not on the car with three minutes to go until the start of the race (the three-minute rule). The ideal of this rule is that there can be no last-minute tyre changes. For...
Race Diary 2016 Croft
Posted on Monday 20 June 2016
Mighty Moffat makes most of difficult Croft weekendNineteen-year-old British Touring Car Championship sensation Aiden Moffat came away from Croft at the weekend pleased with his Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class, but frustrated by driving standards that left him with plenty of damage across the three races.Aiden ripped up the Croft formbook at the start of the weekend by hustling his patriotically-liveried Mercedes to the fastest time in the first free practice session, bouncing back...
Race Diary Oulton Park 2016
Posted on Wednesday 08 June 2016
What a frustrating weekend — again!During the free practice sessions on Saturday at Oulton Park, we had big issues with the car throughout, the heart of the problems being the diff. We tried changing it for qualifying and the car improved but still wasn't where we needed it to be. However I qualified in P14 which gave me hope for a top ten finish in Race 1. Although P14, I was only half a second off pole, which just shows how tight the qualifying session was; indeed there was only .7 of a...
Thruxton Race Diary 2016
Posted on Monday 09 May 2016
What an eventful weekend for Laser Tools Racing! The team were ready for the weekend and had our car very well prepared. Aiden Moffat is really starting to get into the groove with his new (for 2016) race engineer Federico Turrata, both now working very well together. On the Saturday, with track conditions warm and dry it didn’t take Aiden very long to get on pace. This was rewarded in the Free Practice 2session when he put in a blistering lap time of 1:17.045 which put him in a solid...
Race Diary 2016 Donington Park
Posted on Wednesday 20 April 2016
Well, what a weekend of highs and lows, mixed emotions, disappointment at times, but ultimately elation and success!We had great pace on Saturday — the car was flying — and we finished Free Practice 2 in P4, with a blistering lap time of 1:10.455, just three-tenths of a second behind Josh Cook who achieved P1. And I felt that there was more left in both myself and the car, so I went into the qualifying session in buoyant mood, full of confidence.But what a nightmare Qualifying turned out to be,...
BRDC Rising Star
Posted on Thursday 24 March 2016
The most exclusive club in motor racing? That describes The British Racing Drivers' Club, home to the most successful racing drivers from Great Britain and the Commonwealth. And today, Aiden Moffat of Laser Tools Racing was awarded the major recognition of being one of 2016's BRDC 'Rising Stars'. Aged 24 and under, the BRDC Rising Stars are seen as very much the future of this very prestigious club. Scouted from trackside, the BRDC Rising Stars are in effect ‘Junior Members’ ...of the Club, all...
Race Diary Brands Hatch GP
Posted on Friday 16 October 2015
Final BTCC weekend of the year and the championship still had not been decided. Whatever was to happen, it was going to be an exciting weekend for everyone involved in the series, from drivers and teams to the spectators. Saturday was a real struggle for me as the GP track is one that requires a lot of experience, which I lack on this circuit. This made it difficult to improve the car, because as a driver I had to develop a lot within myself. I also wasn’t happy with the feel of the steering...
Race Diary Silverstone
Posted on Friday 16 October 2015
With our car fully repaired after the massive shunt at the previous Rockingham round, I now looked to Northamptonshire and the world famous Silverstone circuit. This fast circuit was always going to be a challenge, due to the straight line speed of the Mercedes being our biggest issue. In qualifying, this really affected us, resulting in a poor qualifying position of P20, despite only being 0.4 seconds off the top-five times. However, our race pace was a lot better and we climbed up to P13, but...
Race Diary Rockingham
Posted on Monday 14 September 2015
What a weekend of mixed emotions for myself and the team at Laser Tools Racing! Saturday’s qualifying session went really well for us. The car I had beneath me felt great and was performing really well; this resulted in a very strong lap that put me in P8 on the grid for the first race with a time that was just .3 of a second off pole position! We had chosen the soft tyres and realised that Race 1 was going to be a struggle as the track surface is bad on tyres. However the tyre...
Race Diary Snetterton and Knockhill
Posted on Tuesday 25 August 2015
It’s been a busy few weeks but before I get on to our very successful Knockhill event I’ll tell you about our less successful Snetterton. After the summer break we were keen to get back into action and indeed Snetterton was looking very promising for us. We had a test session on Wednesday and we tried a big setup change on the car, which suited me very well. Finding a setup has been a struggle most of the season since the tyre compound change and what works for Adam tends not to work...
Aiden Moffat pronounced fit to race at Knockhill BTCC this weekend
Posted on Friday 21 August 2015
After suffering concussion after an incident at Snetterton two weeks ago, Laser Tools Racing’s Aiden Moffat was pronounced fit to race by the BTCC Medical Director Dr Paul Trafford at Knockhill circuit earlier this morning. After making heavy contact with an Armco barrier at the second free practice session at the Norfolk circuit, Aiden lost consciousness for a few seconds but was helped out by marshals and walked away from the car. However as a precaution he was airlifted to...
BTCC drivers in National Hot Rods Special Showdown Race at Ipswich
Posted on Friday 19 June 2015
"I was strangely quietly confident in doing well, but never expected to win.... "Aiden Moffat I was fortunate and very excited to be invited to join five other British Touring Car Championship drivers to go head-to-head in National Hot Rods in a special showdown race at Ipswich last Saturday night (June 13).I joined Rob Austin, Rob Collard, Tom Ingram, Andrew Jordan, and Aron Smith and got behind the wheel of the two-litre spaceframe cars for a special Motorsport News British...
Race Diary Oulton Park
Posted on Friday 12 June 2015
The Cheshire village of Little Budworth and the famous and historic venue of Oulton Park was our destination for round 4 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. The track is very challenging and demanding for the driver, perceived as being narrow with few overtaking opportunities. But it has real “racer’s corners”, requiring courage and full commitment from the driver, braking late and deep and getting the exit just right. Plus it means the car’s setup is completely different for...
McRae Rally Challenge Knockhill
Posted on Tuesday 19 May 2015
But before the next BTCC rounds I had been invited to compete in the first ever McRae Rally Challenge, at my home circuit of Knockhill over the weekend of May 16-17. This special rally festival took place to mark the 20th Anniversary of Colin McRae’s 1995 World Rally Championship win, but touring car racing fans were also catered for, with fellow BTTC driver Gordon Shedden also invited to compete. We both drove Mk 2 Ford Escorts in what was our first ever rally event. It is something I've never...
Race Diary Thruxton
Posted on Tuesday 19 May 2015
Saturday’s qualifying at Thruxton was not the best day it has to be said; had two new tyre runs in qualifying, and on the first flyer of each one there was a red flag. So one of these days! Still appeared to have good pace so I was still hopeful to see what the following day would bring from position 15 on the grid!But it stayed a hard weekend for us. Race 1 was a pretty quiet race. A few positions changed early on before finishing in the same position, with a knock on the rear early on...
Aiden Moffat looking forward to the McRae Rally Challenge at Knockhill this weekend
Posted on Monday 11 May 2015
Laser Tools Racing are currently busy preparing their Mk 2 Ford Escort in readiness for this weekend’s McRae Rally Challenge, being held at the famous Knockhill Racing Circuit near Dunfermline in Fife, as the Laser Tools Racing BTCC driver Aiden Moffat is competing in the event. This special rally festival takes place on the weekend of May 16/17 to mark the 20th Anniversary of Colin McRae’s 1995 World Rally Championship win, but touring car racing fans are catered for also, with fellow...
Race Diary Donington Park 2015
Posted on Tuesday 21 April 2015
Well Donington 2015 turned out to be a weekend to remember! Strong performance in the free practice sessions resulted in an impressive top-ten qualifying position of 9th place on the grid for Race 1. The team were really happy with the result but as usual, I felt I could have done better. I was pleased of course but I really wanted to be nearer the top.Race 1 started well for me, but then the dreaded “soft tyre” syndrome hit me. With the new regulations and the Race 2 grid being decided by...
Race Diary Brands Hatch Indy
Posted on Friday 10 April 2015
Well into April now and the year has gone very quickly so far. As I think back to the beginning of the year I realise that the Autosport International show at the NEC in January was a very important milestone for both myself and the team. We unveiled our new car for the forthcoming BTCC series and the response we had from both the media and the fans was breathtaking. The car looks spectacular but the proof was going to be in the actual driving and fortunately we had scheduled a number of test...
BTCC stars light up Autosport International 2015 at the NEC
Posted on Thursday 08 January 2015
The opening day of Autosport International was dominated by 3 announcements from the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship with Aiden Moffat, Andy Priaulx and Andrew Jordan unveiling new cars for the 2015 season.Aiden Moffat with the 2015 Laser Tools Mercedes Benz A-ClassFirst for the waiting crowd was the public debut of Aiden Moffat's stunning new Laser Tools Racing Mercedes Benz A-Class. The 18-year-old Scot's debut full season in 2014 was characterised by a remarkable level of...
Aiden Moffat looks back on a year in the British Touring Car Championship
Posted on Thursday 16 October 2014
Now that the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship has ended, Aiden Moffat reflects on his first full season in Britain's premier motor sport series.Ready to meet the fansWell, what a year this has been. We started 2014 with a car, an engine, a Daily Mirror and Daily Record column to write, a few team members and a lot of work to do! We hadn't tested, we didn't have a formal entry and my dad and Mike were out looking for sponsors.Here we are now at the end of the season as an...
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