Laser Tools Racing’s Aiden Moffat was pleased with his pace in a damp-but-drying second free practice session at Donington Park.
The Scotsman posted a time of 1:20.734, eight tenths off Josh Cook’s Vauxhall Astra, which posted the fastest time of the session.
He told TouringCars.Net that improvements to his Mercedes-Benz A Class made over winter have bettered its performance in wet conditions.
“The car feels good,” said Moffat. “We’ve always struggled a little bit in the wet. But the changes we’ve made over the winter, the car is feeling quite strong to be honest.
“So we’re in a comfortable position right now.”
Moffat believes that no major changes needed to be made to his car before qualifying, as he feels he has a good wet setup.
“We haven’t changed that much to be honest because the car is in a good place,” he said. “So we don’t really need to make that much. Technical setup changes, we’ve gone a bit more aggressive, on the diff.
“We would be a bit more aggressive on camber for the dry but for the wet it doesn’t really work. You need the car more stood up, you can’t be more aggressive so there’s not that much to change for qualifying.”
Like many other drivers, Moffat reported a lack of grip in the two practice sessions, partially due to wet weather but also because of the track surface.
“It’s always quite slippy here, you just have to go out and find the grip a little bit. You just need to know where to look I guess!”