Moffat re­turns with Laser Tools Mercedes

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Ai­den Moffat has con­firmed that he will re­turn to the Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship in 2017 at the wheel of the Laser Tools Rac­ing Mercedes-benz A-class.

The 20-year-old Scots­man took a ca­reer best sec­ond place in the fi­nal meet­ing of the 2016 cam­paign at Brands Hatch as he fin­ished 14th in the stand­ings, and he placed fifth in the bat­tle for the In­de­pen­dents Trophy.

“Tour­ing cars is where we’re go­ing to stay,” said Moffat, who has re­cently tested some GT4 and GT3 sportscars. “It’s a fan­tas­tic cham­pi­onship and as a team we’re con­stantly im­prov­ing.

“We’ve also im­proved our Mercedes a lot over the 2016 sea­son and we’ve got a lot of de­vel­op­ment planned be­fore the 2017 sea­son starts. I’ve had a full year now with race en­gi­neer Fed­erico Tur­rata and we have a def­i­nite bond — we know how each thinks — and this has shown in race re­sults.”

The Laser Tools Rac­ing car is op­er­ated by Cice­ley Rac­ing and is a sis­ter ma­chine to the A-class of Adam Mor­gan.

Moffat hasn’t ruled out dove­tail­ing his BTCC cam­paign with some out­ings in Bri­tish GT in 2017, although he has yet to firm up details.

Moffat will stick with the A-class

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