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Aiden Moffat joins Josh Cook at One Motorsport

The newly re-branded One Motorsport team has announced the signing of Aiden Moffat for the 2023 BTCC season, whilst also extending its agreement with Josh Cook for another year.

The pair will be entered under the Starline Racing by One Motorsport banner at the wheel of two of the team’s Honda Civic Type Rs, with Cook embarking on his fifth successive season with the Brackley-based squad, and Moffat switching back to front-wheel drive from the Infiniti Q50 he raced under the Laser Tools Racing banner last year.

“We’re thrilled to announce the rebranding and delighted to rejuvenate our BTCC line-up and welcome Aiden in, whilst re-signing Josh was an incredibly important step,” team principal Danny Buxton said.

“Aiden is a class act and I feel he has yet to reach his potential. I’m confident with the support network we’ll provide, he’ll be a front-runner from day one. Josh is raring to go and we’re pushing extremely hard to ensure he has all the winning tools. Together with the exciting Starline LKQ Euro Car Parts partnership, we’re ideally positioned for all challenges in the BTCC.”

Multiple race winner Moffat insisted he was thrilled to have inked a deal to join the team, which took the Independents’ titles with Cook last year.

“I’m really happy to be signed with Starline Racing by One Motorsport for the 2023 BTCC season,” proclaimed Moffat. “Seeing how competitive they were in the Honda Civic FK8 gives me a massive buzz that I just didn’t have last year. A massive thanks to Steve Dudman, Danny Buxton and Will Powell for making this all work.

“Despite spending so much time in the BTCC, this is the most comfortable I have felt going into a season. Racing is a bit like business, you want to deal with the right people and that’s what we now have for this year with One Motorsport and our new as well as existing partners who are supporting this fantastic opportunity.”

With Moffat moving over to One Motorsport, it remains to be seen what will happen to the two TOCA BTCC Licences currently in the possession of ‘Aiden Moffat Racing’, which were used for the Laser Tools Racing programme in recent years.

Paddock speculation has suggested that not all 29 TBLs that were handed out by TOCA for use in 2023 will in fact be utilised.