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Aiden Moffat delighted to return from concussion with podium

After suffering a concussion and missing all three of Snetterton’s races, Aiden Moffat was delighted to come back and score his maiden BTCC podium, with the added boost of it being in front of his home fans.

A huge crash in practice at Snetterton saw Moffat sidelined for the remainder of the weekend, but he was back raring to go at Knockhill, scoring a ninth place finish in race two before taking his first podium in the BTCC, albeit after a stewards decision.

“It’s great to come back after what happened at Snetterton and to get our best ever finish,” Moffat told TouringCarTimes before the decision to reverse the result had been made. “It’s a bit hard how close we are. To do that it’s a fantastic feeling we’re happy enough to take the positives.”

Following his top ten in race two and his race long battle with the likes of Matt Neal and Andy Priaulx, Moffat felt that his performances showed the potential of the team and himself, believing he had proved he has what it takes to race up at the front.

“Definitely I think we raced well here,” he said. “We managed to just about get the race out the tyre, they started effecting us towards the end. The actual racing we’ve done well and proved we have what it takes to battle with the big boys.”

The icing on the cake for the young Scot was that the result came in front of the incredibly loyal Scottish fans at his home circuit of Knockhill.

“Putting a performance in like that anywhere’s a massive boost but to do it in front of your home crowd is ten times better,” said Moffat, moments before driver coach Tom Onslow-Cole informed him he had been promoted to third. “Happy days!” was the reply.