Rob Houseman has joined Laser Tools racing as team manager for the 2017 season. Laser Tools are aiming to build on the success they saw last season, which ended with an outright podium for driver Aiden Moffat.
Houseman has been involved in the British Touring Car Championship for many years, most recently as team principal at Houseman Racing, which was sold to Eurotech at the end of 2015. He says that, watching the 2016 season from the side lines, Laser Tools’ progress made the team stand out.
“Although I took a sabbatical in 2016, I’ve been actively watching and assessing team’s and driver’s performances throughout the year,” he said. “One team in particular that has caught my eye is Laser Tools Racing. The team has progressed tremendously throughout the year and Aiden has matured into a front running driver with impressive potential. When Bob Moffat approached me to discuss my plans for 2017, I was keen to show interest in working with the team in order to help them progress further next season.”
Laser Tools have been in the British Touring Car Championship since 2014, and saw their best season last year as Moffat finished fourteenth. The highlight of the season was the second place at Brands Hatch, but Moffat took 19 points finishes in the thirty race season.
“2016 was a good season for us and as a team we performed well, however motorsport is a fast moving, competitive business and none more so than the BTCC,” said team principal Bob Moffat. “Bringing Rob Houseman in to manage the team for 2017 gives us a fresh set of eyes to look over our operational setup and a considerable knowledge that will hopefully help us find the competitive edge we are looking for.”
Houseman will work with the team over preseason testing, ahead of the first race next April.
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