Frustrating weekend for Moffat

Aiden Moffet racing at Thruxton
Aiden Moffet racing at Thruxton

Young Midlothian driver Aiden Moffat finished with a disappointing 21 points overall in the most recent Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 2014 at Thruxton Motorsport Centre.

The previous rounds saw Moffat hesitant after his last visit ended in disaster. Just four weeks prior to the opening rounds at Brands Hatch Moffat hit standing water during a testing session at Thruxton Motorsport Centre causing a heavy crash. Luckily Moffat escaped uninjured and the Laser Tools Racing team were able to repair the Chevrolet Cruze before the opening rounds.

Saturday’s qualifying sessions did not help Moffat and the team regain their confidence at Thruxton when he qualified in a disappointing 27th out of 29 cars.

A bad start on race one saw Moffat down to 29th position at the end of lap one meaning all of his skills would be required if he and the team were to bag a reasonable result. From here on in Moffat slowly gained places throughout the course of the race to finish in a respectable 20th position.

In Race Two, another bad start meant Moffat was down four positions by the end of lap one and six positions by the end of lap two leaving him in 26th attempting to again work through the pack to finish in a reputable position. Moffat again gained positions throughout the race but was only able to finish in a disappointing 22nd.
Moffat desperately needed a strong finish in race three, but starting from 22nd meant a struggle for Moffat if he was to achieve these results. A good start in race three saw Moffat overtake James Cole before spending the remainder of the race battling with Martin Depper and Alain Menu to take 19th position at the chequered flag, his best result of the weekend.