Aiden Moffat to continue in 2017 BTCC with Laser Tools Racing

Aiden Moffat to continue in 2017 BTCC with Laser Tools Racing

Aiden Moffat

Young Scot Aiden Moffat will continue in the British Touring Car Championship in 2017, with the Laser Tools-backed driver entering his fourth consecutive season in the touring car championship.

Moffat has competed at the wheel of a Ciceley Motorsport-run Mercedes-Benz A-Class for the past two seasons, and that relationship will continue into 2017 as the result of the new deal.

“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 think — and this has shown in race results.”

Moffat, who enjoyed his best season yet in 2016, including a podium in the season finale at Brands Hatch, will compete with the new Swindon Engines TOCA engine in 2017.

“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.”

The 20-year-old Scot thanked his spondsors for their continued commitment to him, as he looks to a third season in the Mercedes.

“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.”