AIDEN MOFFAT BACK WITH LASER TOOLS RACING AND MERCEDES FOR 2018

Aiden Moffat has confirmed that he will contest the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship with Laser Tools Racing once again, continuing with the Mercedes Benz A-Class.

In what will be his fourth campaign with his long-time backers and the third behind the wheel of the front-wheel-drive machine, the Scotsman is keen to build on the success he enjoyed in 2017.

Last season proved to be a breakthrough one for Moffat as he scored a maiden victory at Donington Park and then followed it up with a string of front running performances before a second win at the season finale – staged at Brands Hatch.

“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.

“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.”

Moffat’s presence on the grid means he is the third Mercedes to compete in the series this year, with Ciceley Motorsport already confirming A-Class’ for Adam Morgan and Tom Oliphant.

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