BTCC Ace Moffat Set For Dubai 24 Hours Outing

by Simon Paice

Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship star Aiden Moffat will make his endurance racing debut next month as he contests the 2017 Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai with Century Motorsport.

Moffat will be part of a four driver line-up for Century as they aim to claim the SP3 class title for a second year in a row in their Ginetta G55 GT4.

The 20 year old has competed in the BTCC full-time since 2014 and is already confirmed to be returning next season in his Laser Tools Racing Mercedes A-Class.

“I’m really looking forward to the 24 hour race – it will be a new experience for me. Although we are staying in the BTCC, I intend to explore one or two different options over the coming months,” said Moffat.

“The rear wheel drive Ginetta is certainly different and with the endurance race it gives me a great opportunity to hone my skills and racecraft, and develop for the future.”

Moffat will be sharing the Ginetta with two other 24 Hour debutants in Ben Green and Jack Mitchell, as well as Century team boss Nathan Freke.

Green heads to Dubai following an impressive maiden season in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup, while Mitchell will be able to draw on experience from the Supercup and British GT.

Freke meanwhile is the only remaining member of the driving quartet that won in Dubai earlier this year, having tasted victory alongside Tom Oliphant, Aleksander Schjerpen and Anna Walewska.

“Without a doubt I am going back to Dubai hoping to repeat our victory this year. We’ve got a brilliant line-up of some of the country’s best young talent who are sure to keep me on my toes,” said Freke.

“Hopefully together we can pull off another top result. The car looks great and is a credit to the team’s hard work to get it looking so good before it went into the container in November.”

Alongside their exploits in the 24 Hour race itself, Century will also be competing on the support bill in the inaugural rounds of the Creventic 24H Protoype Endurance Series.

Their Ginetta G57 will be driven by Porsche Carrera Cup GB siblings Euan and Daniel McKay, who will share a race car for the first time as they contest a trio of two hour races.

While Daniel will be making his G57 debut, Euan has experience of the car having competed with Century in the V de V Endurance Championship finale at Estoril recently.

“Having driven the G57-P2 in Estoril I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to race in it again, this time in Dubai,” said Euan.

“It’s great to have Dan onboard and I know how quick he is, so this should mean we can challenge at the very front and hopefully bring home some more silverware!”

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