Aiden Moffat not planning to just settle for points on Sunday

Aiden Moffat not planning to just settle for points on Sunday

Aiden Moffat
Photo: BTCC Media

Aiden Moffat insists that he would rather ‘push hard and make a mistake’ than settle for points on Sunday, as the Laser Tools Racing driver aims to take his second British Touring Car Championship win after qualifying in second at Brands Hatch.

Moffat secured his best qualifying result of the season on Saturday, putting his Mercedes-Benz A-Class in second for race one to equal his best-ever BTCC qualifying from Thruxton in 2016.

Consequently, the Scot was full of praise for the Laser Tools Racing team, after both himself and team-mate Adam Morgan demonstrated strong pace throughout Saturday, having also been first and second in first free practice.

“The boys at Laser Tools Racing have given me a great car,” said Moffat to TouringCars.Net. “The Mercedes has always been strong at this track and they’ve given me a great car yet again, which makes my job a lot easier when that’s the case.”

Moffat was bullish about his chances for race one, sensing a real opportunity to secure a second career win in the BTCC on Sunday if he can overhaul pole-sitter Jack Goff in race one.

He also doesn’t sense a significant threat from Subaru’s Ash Sutton, who Moffat suggests might be happy to settle for points for his championship challenge if he has to.

“We’ve got nothing to worry about; we are happy to push on and risk it to get another win,” added the Scot. “We don’t need to try and tiptoe around to keep the car on the track for points.

“I would rather push hard and make a mistake, as opposed to just settle for fourth or fifth. We’ll definitely be pushing hard to challenge for a podium or a win.”