Aiden Moffat will continue with Laser Tools Racing and Ciceley Motorsport in 2016 after confirming he will embark on a second season with the Mercedes Benz A-Class.
Having made his debut in 2013, the Scotsman has grown into one of the stars of the future and claimed not only a maiden Independents win at Donington Park this past season but also a first ever podium, claimed on home soil at Knockhill.
Switching to the A-Class in 2015, Moffat has also benefited from working alongside Adam Morgan’s family-run outfit Ciceley, as well as former race-winner Tom Onslow-Cole, and those ties will be strengthed going forward as they are set to continue working together next year.
Speaking on the news, Moffat said: “I’m really happy to be staying in the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and, with the continued support of Laser Tools, I’m really looking forward to the 2016 season. This year has been a really good season for us and this inspires further confidence throughout the entire team.
“I was 19 last month and my sponsor, my team and my car have helped me to mature both as a person and a racing driver over the last 12 months. We have our aims for 2016 and continuing to have the car prepared by Ciceley Motorsport gives us the perfect platform to achieve our target.”
Now set to go into a third campaign working together, Ciceley Motorsport team boss Russell Morgan believes working with Moffat has only been an asset to all that are involved as they bid to move higher up the grid.
He said: “This is very good news for both teams. Nobody has been surprised by Aiden’s pace this year. We immediately witnessed his potential and his natural talent during his very first test in the Mercedes-Benz A-Class at Donington Park, when Aiden lapped the track within the same couple of tenths all day long.
“All Aiden needed was seat time which in turn has honed his racecraft. This year he has kept Adam honest, and will continue to do so in 2016 as they push each other which in turn is helping us to develop the cars. WIX Filters have also recently extended their title sponsorship agreement with our team, meaning the Ciceley Mercedes team can only benefit further from our continued association.”
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