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Aiden Moffat “learned a lot” from initial Infiniti outing

Aiden Moffat insisted that his Laser Tools Racing team had “learned a hell of a lot” from its first day of true running with the Infiniti Q50 it will field for the remainder of the BTCC season.

The team revealed last week that it would swap to the Infiniti from the Snetterton round onwards, with the two-day test at the Norfolk circuit this week providing the Scottish driver with his first chance to drive the heavily revised car.

With the first day of the test being little more than a shakedown, Moffat was able to complete more meaningful running on Wednesday with a solid 42 laps on the board.

Whilst the car was running down on power ahead of the introduction of a new cooling package, and near the bottom of the times as a result, Moffat declared himself pleased with the way the test had panned out with the team having plenty of information to work with ahead of next month’s race meeting.

“We tried and learned a hell of a lot today alone and collected a lot of data to assess before the next race,” he said. “Pace wasn’t our focus. I have to learn the new car and rear-wheel drive and the team and engineers have to learn the car and understand how it reacts to different changes.

“We’ve given ourselves a lot of work with this change and were not expecting to come out on the pace. However we are very confident about this change as it’s all about the bigger picture and a part of Laser Tools Racing’s future.”