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Aiden Moffat says change in style has brought upturn in pace

Aiden Moffat qualified his Mercedes A-Class in eighth position for the first race today at Rockingham, his best ever qualifying result just two weeks after scoring his first podium at his home race in Knockhill, and says changing his driving style has brought about his improved performance.

The 18-year-old, who missed the Snetterton round after suffering concussion after a crash in practice, has bounced back to produce his best performances in the last two weekends and hopes to carry this forward into the races today.

“I think I’ve tried changing my driving style a little bit,” said Moffat to TouringCarTimes. “I was overdriving and throwing the car around and not getting the best out of it, so I’ve tried to slow it down and that’s where the benefit’s come from.

“We have a good car under us and now we’re starting to adapt a bit, and I think we’re just starting to get there now.”

Tyre strategy will be key at the Rockingham Speedway, but Moffat believes their call may not play out in their favour today, having put on the less fancied soft tyres for race one.

“We’re not going to be able to make the most of race one unfortunately, but if we have a good start in race two we might be able to get in a good spot for race three again.”