Aiden Moffat will again pilot the Laser Tools Racing Mercedes A-Class in the British Touring Car Championship next season after confirmation of his team’s continued support from Ciceley Motorsport.
After a first full season in 2014, Moffat grew into an established midfield runner in 2015 and achieved two top-five finishes – including a maiden podium finish at his home event at Knockhill – finishing 17th in the end-of-season standings.
His Laser Tools Racing outfit, led by father Bob, agreed a technical tie-up with Ciceley Motorsport in 2014 and switched to competing with the A-Class from the start of this season in an identical machine to the Ciceley-run WIX Racing car of Adam Morgan.
“I’m really happy to be staying in the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and, with the continued support of Laser Tools, I’m really looking forward to the 2016 season,” said 19 year-old Moffat. “This year has been a really good season for us and this inspires further confidence throughout the entire team.
“I was 19 last month and my sponsor, my team and my car have helped me to mature both as a person and a racing driver over the last 12 months.
“We have our aims for 2016 and continuing to have the car prepared by Ciceley Motorsport gives us the perfect platform to achieve our target.”
Moffat Sr was equally pleased to have his team’s plans confirmed for 2016 after a successful 2015 campaign.
“We have achieved everything we set out to do in 2015,” he said. “Aiden felt immediately comfortable and confident in the capabilities of the Mercedes right from the start of the season.
“Our aim was to get top-ten finishes with at least one top-five, so to achieve that together with an independent win and a podium for Aiden at Knockhill, it has definitely been a successful year.”
“This is very good news for both teams,” continued Ciceley Motorsport owner Russell Morgan. “Nobody has been surprised by Aiden’s pace this year. We immediately witnessed his potential and his natural talent during his very first test in the Mercedes-Benz A-Class at Donington Park, when Aiden lapped the track within the same couple of tenths all day long.
“All Aiden needed was seat time which in turn has honed his racecraft. This year he has kept Adam honest, and will continue to do so in 2016 as they push each other which in turn is helping us to develop the cars.
“WIX Filters have also recently extended their title sponsorship agreement with our team, meaning the Ciceley Mercedes team can only benefit further from our continued association.”