Aiden Moffat commits to Laser Tools Mercedes for 2018

Aiden Moffat commits to Laser Tools Mercedes for 2018

Aiden Moffat
Photo: BTCC Media

Aiden Moffat has committed to the British Touring Car Championship for 2018 after re-signing with Laser Tools Racing to run his Mercedes A-Class.

The 21-year old claimed his first victories in the UK’s headline tin-top series in 2017, his fourth consecutive full season in the category, with wins at Donington Park and Brands Hatch underpinned by a further sixteen points finishes en route to 13th overall in the standings.

Having evaluated other options ahead of the new campaign, the Dalkeith-based racer elected to stick with touring cars, and believes developments to the package over the winter give him a good foundation from which to build.

“The BTCC 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 made headway with our Mercedes over the course of 2017 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 some bodywork modifications that we feel could give us quite a significant performance benefit.

“Saying that, through the closing rounds at Brands Hatch, the car felt very good indeed. I had great pace and I could place it wherever I wanted. I’m very confident in what’s underneath me and feel that we’re in a great position.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time in the BTCC so far. It’s my fifth season now and that second win at the end of last year was a just reward for everyone involved,” continued the Scot.

“The BTCC is unique — there’s no other championship in the world that’s as closely contested and every success is a terrific achievement for all of the team.”