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 definite bond — we know how each thinks — and this has shown in 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 for going into the 2017 season.”
Moffat took a very popular and well deserved podium in the final race of the 2016 campaign at Brands Hatch, ending the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season with three stunning top 10 finishes, which included a top six and a best-ever second place to complete Aiden’s best weekend in the championship.
The 2017 season will be Moffat’s fourth, and he is still only 20 years old.
“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 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 and Butler’s Vehicle Solutions.
“What a team!”