Teenager Aiden Moffat will return to the British Touring Car Championship field after missing the previous round at Rockingham, racing Team HARD‘s Volkswagen Passat for the remaining two events of the 2013 season.
The 16-year-old Scot, who became the BTCC’s youngest ever competitor when he made his debut at Knockhill with Finesse Motorsport in an S2000 Chevrolet Cruze, will take the wheel of Team HARD’s Volkswagen Passat driven by Andy Wilmot last time out at Rockingham.
The deal sees the youngster race the NGTC Passat for Tony Gilham‘s squad in the final two meetings of the season, starting at Silverstone next weekend followed by the season finale at Brands Hatch two weeks later on October 12/13.
Scottish Mini racer Moffat had a trying baptism of fire into British Touring Cars at his home circuit of Knockhill last month, the visit to Fife being plagued by engine troubles and a kerb-hopping-related suspension failure that pitched him off the road.
Moffat will test the #16 VW at Brands Hatch today (Friday), while Team HARD boss Gilham said: “Aiden is a real star of the future in the BTCC. We’ve been talking to him for a while and we’re delighted to be able to give him this opportunity for the rest of the season.
“He showed good promise at Knockhill but unfortunately the reliability wasn’t there in his car. We hope to change all that by providing a reliable and quick car for him show his potential. There’s no pressure on him but we’re excited to see how he gets on before hopefully building a long-term relationship.”