Aiden Moffat Stays With Mercedes For 2017 BTCC Season


Aiden Moffat has announced he will continue to race a Mercedes A-Class with Laser Tools Racing in the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

The 20-year-old will therefore contest the series for a fourth consecutive season with Mercedes and the Laser Tools outfit, Moffat having tested a Team BMR Subaru Levorg earlier this month.

Alongside a podium finish at Knockhill in 2015, the young Scot claimed 12 top-10 finishes most recently in 2016 on his way to finishing 14th in the Drivers’ Championship.

“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.

“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”, he concluded. “Laser Tools Racing fully appreciates that our partners have committed again for next year, and this puts us in a very strong position.”