Laser Tools Racing Report BTCC Thruxton 2017

Published on: 11/05/2017 16:00:00

After qualifying at P12 for the first race at Thruxton yesterday, our Laser Tools Racing driver Aiden Moffat finished Race 1 in 12th position as well. Race 2 he finished in ninth place and in the final race of the day he was placed 8th. Despite achieving no championship points in the opening rounds at Brands Hatch, Aiden’s strong performance at both Donington and Thruxton has now seen him break into the top ten in the championship standings.

Aiden Moffat racing hard at Thruxton - photo by Mike Inkley

In Aiden’s words:

“We struggled with the car throughoutSaturday which put us on the back foot a little, but managed to get a good setup for qualy. Unfortunately I made a mistake through the final chicane and thatruined a lap that had the potential for p5.

“Race 1 we were held back by battling inthe pack gaining and losing places, finishing in the end p12 which wasdisappointing. Race 2 we made a great start and got up to 8th as the raceprogressed. I went to make a move for 7th but got hit wide in the process afterleaving room and not being returned the favour! So we ended up 9th due to that.

“Race 3 I had another good start but pickedup a very heavy vibration on the first lap, and was pretty confident a puncturewas just around the corner as it got worse and I struggled for front end grip.Luckily the tyre held out and we got p8.”

BTCC Pitlane Thruxton 2017Aiden enjoyed an extended driver interview by ITV’s LouiseGoodman before the first race yesterday.

Next rounds are at Oulton Park on the weekend of May20/21.