Aiden Moffat ready to mix it at the front after career-best qualifying

Aiden Moffat is looking forward to seeing what can be achieved at Thruxton today after notching a career-best second place in qualifying yesterday.

Entering the weekend off the back of a strong Donington Park, the Laser Tools Racing turned out to be one of the stars of the show around the high-speed Hampshire circuit as he missed out on pole position by a mere 0.033.

Lining up on the front row of the grid alongside Tom Ingram for round seven has already sent the Scotsman’s confidence sky high however it proved to a nerve-wracking wait in the pits as qualifying wind to a close.

Reflecting on a scintillating qualifying session, Moffat said: “It’s a great feeling obviously. We came in a bit early and you’re sitting in the pits and it’s the most nerve-wracking thing in the world when you’re expecting a few names to creep up there.

“Before this, my best was eighth so to get right up there is brilliant. This year has been our best start since we’ve been involved in the BTCC. The guys in the team have given us a great set-up and a great car and it was all down to me then, and thankfully it all clicked.”

Turning his attention to the first of today’s three races, Moffat is keeping his expectations in-check but will be pushing from the get-go for a second career podium finish behind the wheel of the Mercedes A-Class machine.

“We’ll certainly be pushing hard,” said the teenager. “If Tom gets away well, he’s a fast, fast driver and it’d be silly to get caught up battling him. He’ll be a great person to try and latch onto. Matt Neal is always charging hard to try to get to the front, so my mirrors will be full if I can keep him behind off the start. You never know what will happen, but we’ll definitely give it a good go.”

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