Aiden Moffat not angry with Colin Turkington for Brands Race 2 incident
Aiden Moffat has said he’s not angry with West Surrey Racing driver Colin Turkington after contact in the second race yesterday at Brands Hatch deprived him of a potential third victory, but was upset to have missed out on a podium result.
The 21-year-old had taken his second victory of the season in the first race after qualifying on the front row, and taking the lead when pole-sitter Jack Goff spun out his Eurotech Honda at Turn 1, while in Race 2 he led from pole despite carrying 75kg of ballast, until Turkington caught him with three laps to go and made contact with the rear of Moffat’s Mercedes at Paddock Hill bend.
The contact dropped Moffat from the lead to fifth, with Turkington winning ahead of the two Team Dynamics Hondas.
Although victorious in Race 1, Moffat was more satisfied with his pace in Race 2, holding the lead for as long as he had.
“The big thing was Race 2 to be honest,” said Moffat to TouringCarTimes. “To hang on for so long with full ballast. I thought we were going to win again if it wasn’t for the incident (with Turkington). That was more of a positive, on how we managed to adapt to carrying the weight.
“I fully understand the situation, as he was fighting for the championship, and his car was that quick anyway (I’m sure he would have passed me). However, I’m fairly confident I would have been on the podium; but after he pushed me wide I came back on in fifth after spending the whole race fighting for the win, it wasn’t the push itself but where we rejoined on the track that was frustrating.”
“(But) we came back and finished the year with a win. We were always confident of achieving a win, but to do two was amazing.”