Aiden Moffat was promoted to his first top-three Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship finish at his home circuit at Knockhill last weekend, the Scot saying he felt ‘spectacular’ support at home.
The Laser Tools-sponsored Mercedes A-Class driver – who missed Snetterton after a heavy practice shunt – recovered from an incident in race one with the MG of Jack Goff to fight at the front in the final encounter of the day in Fife, tailing fellow Mercedes man Adam Morgan for much of the early stages of the race having bagged a spot on the front row.
Dropping to third behind eventual winner Matt Neal, Moffat was bumped aside in the closing laps by the West Surrey Racing BMW 125i of Andy Priaulx at Scotsman corner, finishing fourth on the road before a 3.5s penalty was applied to the latter for the move to promote Moffat to third.
Speaking to The Checkered Flag before the switch of positions, Moffat said: “I’m happy with that. It’s good to come back after what happened at Snetterton to be back in the top five again.”
On race one, Moffat added: “That was frustrating, but it is what it is and I got over that quickly. You just move on.”
The young Scot had previously claimed a personal best finish of fifth place earlier this season at Donington Park, but was delighted to have saved his best performance for his home crowd, despite not getting the chance to celebrate on the podium afterwards.
“The support I get from anywhere has been great, but to come and do this at home just makes it that little bit more spectacular”, he concluded.
“It was a shame not the get our first podium, but it’s still a great result. I’m over the moon.”