Laser Tools Racing has confirmed that it will run Aiden Moffat in the 2019 British Touring Car Championship, operating as an in-house team after breaking ties with Ciceley Motorsport.
Moffat is entering his seventh year in the BTCC, and his sixth full season, full of renewed confidence after the preparation of the team’s Mercedes-Benz A-Class was moved from Lancashire to Scotland under the Laser Tools Racing entry.
The Scot took one victory last year, taking his tally to three overall, and he is hoping for further progress in 2019 as he steps up his preparations for 2019.
“I’ve never felt more excited at the prospect of a new BTCC season as I do this year,” said the 22-year-old, who scored three outright podiums in 2018. “On a personal level, I’ve been concentrating on both my physical and mental fitness – I went to the gym three times yesterday! I’ve never been more focussed and determined.
“There are also significant changes to our Mercedes-Benz A-Class, which we’ve been working on since the close of the 2018 season. We’ve now moved the preparation and development of the car to our new Laser Tools Racing facility in Scotland.
“Yes, we’ve broken ties with Ciceley Motorsport, but they have been a great assistance with the transition.
“We have built an all-new facility which gives us the engineering and preparation capability together with full bodyshop and painting, which means that we can also offer customers full race car preparation and repair.
“For me, it’s great to be involved in the nuts and bolts of the race car preparation. Our A-Class has been stripped down to a bare-metal shell, then completely rebuilt from the ground up. The fresh design of the new livery looks fantastic and I can’t wait to see it finished.
“With the changes for 2019, I’m confident that we will be real championship contender.”