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Laser Tools Racing takes BTCC programme in house

Aiden Moffat says he is feeling “more excited” than ever going into the 2019 British Touring Car Championship season after confirming he will continue at the wheel of his Mercedes A-Class for another year.

Moffat’s Laser Tools Racing team will take preparation and development of the car in house during the year ahead, having previously worked alongside Ciceley Motorsport.

Extensive work has gone into the car since the end of the 2018 season and Moffat said he felt confident of regularly fighting towards the front of the grid as a result.

“I’ve never felt more excited at the prospect of a new BTCC season as I do this year,” he said. “On a personal level, I’ve been concentrating on my fitness both physically and mentally, and I’ve never been more focussed and determined.

“There are also significant changes to our Mercedes-Benz A-Class, which we’ve been working on since the close of the 2018 season. We’ve now moved the preparation and development of the car to our new Laser Tools Racing facility in Scotland.

“Yes, we’ve broken ties with Ciceley Motorsport, but they have been a great assistance with the transition. We have built an all-new facility that gives us the engineering and preparation capability together with full bodyshop and painting, which means that we can also offer customers full race car preparation and repair.

“For me, it’s great to be involved in the nuts and bolts of the race car prep, and this year our A-Class has been stripped down to a bare-metal shell, then completely rebuilt from the ground up. The fresh design of the new livery looks fantastic and I can’t wait to see it finished.

“With the changes for 2019, I’m confident that it will offer better handling than in previous years and be a real championship contender.”

Moffat finished 16th in the championship standings in 2018 with a single victory at Silverstone.