Aiden Moffat has confirmed he will continue piloting the Laser Tools Racing Mercedes Benz A-Class in the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
Embarking on what will be his third season behind the wheel of the hatchback, the Scotsman had originally been assessing his car options for next year before electing to continue running the A-Class.
Sampling with the Subaru Levorg with Team BMR in recent weeks as well as several GT machines, a decision to remain in Britain’s premier race series was made recently and the youngster is relishing what can be achieved after an extended partnership was confirmed.
“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 developed our Mercedes a lot over the 2016 season and we’ve got further progress planned before the 2017 season starts too. I’ve had a full year now with race engineer Federico Turrata and we have a definite bond — we know how each other thinks — and this has shown in the race results.
“At the closing rounds at Brands the car just felt right, I had great pace and I could place it wherever I wanted. With this confidence and the new TOCA engine, we’re in a great position going into the 2017 season.”
Taking a career-best second place in the final round of the 2016 campaign at Brands Hatch GP, Moffat is now looking to continue progressing forward as he searches for his maiden win in the series with the support of his team.
He said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time in the BTCC so far and the podium at the end of the year was just reward for everyone involved. Laser Tools Racing fully appreciates that our partners have committed again for next year, and this puts us in a very strong position.”
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