Moffat goes solo after Ciceley split

Aiden Moffat and the Laser Tools Racing team will run in the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship without the support of the Ciceley Motorsport team that has prepared his Mercedes A-Class in recent years.

"We’ve broken ties with Ciceley Motorsport," says Moffatt, "but they have been a great assistance with the transition.

"We’ve now moved the preparation and development of the car to our new Laser Tools Racing facility in Scotland.

"We have built an all-new facility which gives us the engineering and preparation capability together with full bodyshop and painting.

But the Scottish driver is confident that he can score more podium finishes this season. “I’ve never felt more excited at the prospect of a new BTCC season as I do this year. On a personal level I’ve been concentrating on my fitness both physically and mentally — I went to the gym three times yesterday! — and I’ve never been more focussed and determined.

“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.”