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Aiden Moffat Racing to run Alfa programme

The Aiden Moffat Racing team has announced it will run the two Alfa Romeo Giulietta cars that have been entered into the new TCR UK series.

News of a two car Alfa Romeo programme was revealed last week, with the DPE Motorsport outfit set to run the cars for Aiden Moffat and Derek Palmer Jr.

It has now been confirmed however that the programme will be run by the same squad behind Moffat’s BTCC effort, with the two Romeo Ferraris-developed cars being entered under the Laser Tools Racing banner.

“These are exciting times for Aiden, and for Laser Tools Racing,” team boss Bob Moffat said. “We are mounting a serious challenge for the TCR UK championship trophy and are delighted to be retaining the services of Aiden’s BTCC race engineer Federico Turrata of Hexathron Racing Systems, who already have extensive experience with the international TCR Series.

“I’d also like to thank Derek Palmer Snr for all his help with this and for his valuable liaison with Romeo Ferraris in Italy.”

Moffat Jr tested the Alfa Romeo over the winter when evaluating his options for 2018 and said he was pleased to confirm the dual programme alongside his BTCC entry.

“I briefly tested the car in Italy some months ago and I’m happy that we will be running the Alfas — it really is a very good car,” he said. “With my BTCC commitment, it looks like I am going to be racing most weekends this year! It’s exciting that I’ve been asked to take part in the very first TCR Championship in the UK and am confident that I can do really well for the team.”