Aiden Moffat takes spectacular race win to claim BTCC trophy at Silverstone 2018
Silverstone Race 25: P14 Race 26: P7 Race 27: P1
It was a good start to the weekend in race one as Aiden opted to run the harder option tyre, allowing him to focus on races two and three by using the quicker prime tyre.
14th position in race one was a good result – quickest of the those on the option tyre – and Aiden made good use of the softer tyre in race two to move his way through the field, before taking the chequered flag in seventh place. The racing gods smiled on Aiden as the number seven was pulled out of the hat for the reverse grid pole position. With just 27 kilos of ballast on board, he knew he was in with a good chance of the win.
A perfect getaway saw him lead the field from the outset before Tom Ingram began to close in and pressure him for position. With a small straight-line speed deficit compared to the Toyota, Aiden was under pressure for the win- especially following a tense safety car period that closed up the leading runners once again.
It was a brilliant BTCC win at Silverstone for Aiden Moffat. Under immense pressure from the start, Aiden remained calm throughout, in what he would later describe as the "hardest race of his life and most special win."
"What a weekend that was! The car felt brilliant, the conditions helped actually, because when the drizzle came it made the track quite slippery, the car was quite loose and I really felt comfortable! It was a bit like my oval racing days on difficult surfaces."
"When your confidence is there it becomes easier and I just kept pushing — the car got faster and it was a great feeling to have a good car underneath me."
Aiden Moffat | BTCC Racing Driver | Laser Tools Racing
"What a race! When you lead a race from the start, it really is only yours to lose, so I can only imagine the immense pressure Aiden was under throughout the whole race. When the safety car came out and the cars bunched up again, I really felt for him as the lead he'd worked so hard to build up suddenly disappeared!"
"What can I say though, Aiden held his nerve throughout and drove a faultless race to take a truly deserved race win for him and everyone at Laser Tools Racing. It was great to be at Silverstone for the day and experience the excitement of the win with the whole team and family."
Andrew Shedden | Director | as pro engineering ltd.
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