Laser Tools to continue with Mercedes for 2017

Laser Tools Racing and Aiden Moffat have confirmed their entrance in the 2017 British Touring Car Championship. Once again, Moffat will be running in the front wheel drive Mercedes A Class after a successful season for the team in 2016.

In his fourth year in the championship, his third full season, Moffat enjoyed his best ever finish with a second place at Brands Hatch and a fourteenth place in the championship. He believes the progress of the family run team will only continue next season.

The team will also continue to run the Mercedes A Class, which Moffat has piloted the last two seasons.

“We developed out Mercedes a lot over the 2016 season and we’ve got further progress planned before the 2017 season starts too,” he said. “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.”

With the Scot testing in a Subaru recently, there was speculation that the team may switch cars before the new season, but Moffat explained he was simply taking up the offer to try the car, to see how it handled.

The season starts at Brands Hatch at the start of April, where Moffat will be hoping to pick up where he left off in October.

Feature image credit: Caroline Rhea

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