Aiden Moffat to remain in Mercedes for 2017

Aiden Moffat has announced that he will stick with his Mercedes A-Class for the 2017 BTCC season after evaluating the options available for next year.

The young Scot tested in one of Team BMR’s Subaru Levorgs earlier this month and has also enjoyed various sportscar outings in recent weeks, but has elected to stick with the Mercedes for what will be a third season next year.

The 20-year-old becomes the latest driver to confirm his plans and said he felt the Mercedes was the right option as he bids to become a regular top six contender in the Laser Tools Racing-run machine.

“The BTCC is where we’re going to stay,” he said. “It’s a fantastic championship and as a team we’re constantly improving.

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