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Aiden Moffat to continue with Mercedes

Aiden Moffat has confirmed that he will continue to race Laser Tools Racing’s Mercedes A Class during the 2018 BTCC season.

The young Scottish driver secured two victories at the wheel of the car last season and had been linked with a number of drives over the course of the off-season – both within the BTCC and elsewhere.

However, having looked at the options available, Moffat has elected to go with the continuity of an unchanged package for the series’ 60th anniversary season when he will seek to build on the progress made in 2017.

“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’ve also made headway with our Mercedes over the course of 2017 and we’ve got a lot of development planned before the 2018 season starts. We’ve particularly been looking at the car’s aerodynamics and we’ve made some bodywork modifications that we feel could give us quite a significant performance benefit.

“Saying that, through the closing rounds at Brands Hatch, the car felt very good indeed. I had great pace and I could place it wherever I wanted. I’m very confident in what’s underneath me and feel that we’re in a great position.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time in the BTCC so far. It’s my fifth season now and that second win at the end of last year was a just reward for everyone involved. The BTCC is unique — there’s no other championship in the world that’s as closely contested and every success is a terrific achievement for all of the team.”