31st July 2020

As the cars, drivers and teams are readied for action at this weekend’s Kwik Fit British Touring car Championship season opener, Laser Tools Racing drivers Aiden Moffat and Ash Sutton shared their thoughts and aspirations for the 2020 campaign.

“I’ve just realised that on Sunday it will be 282 days since we last raced in BTCC!” said Moffat. “You miss the familiar faces; you miss driving the car, which is something very special. The most frustrating part was not knowing what was happening and when we were going to get going again.

“As you can see, we’re out in the Infiniti again, but this is a brand new car, new shell, new chassis, and new cage. The car’s been redesigned, a collaboration with the Laser Tools Racing team, BMR Engineering and input from our engineers at Hexathron Racing Systems also. Two cars, completely new, built for this season for myself and Ash. It will be very exciting to see what they are capable of.

“The BTCC is made by the fans, they are what makes it so special, and I must say a massive thank you for the enthusiasts that follow myself and Laser Tools Racing.”

“The British Touring Car Championship is addictive — you’ve got that long build-up over winter and then starting from the Autosport show right up to Season Launch, you’re just raring to go at that point,” said Sutton. “And then for it to come to a grinding halt is a kick in the teeth. But now we’ve reset — we’re going again.

“Driving in the series for me has always been a dream — you can’t beat that elbows-out style of racing. From a very young age, I’ve always loved BTCC — followed it, watched it, to be a part of it, to have won a championship, is a great achievement. BTCC is home for me, to replace it would be very, very hard.

“The fans are a huge part of the family, it’s the adrenalin buzz, the support from the fans at the circuit and at home — it’s that whole package, combined with the action-packed racing — you can’t beat it.”

In addition to catching up with Moffat and Sutton, the Official BTCC website chatted with Sutton, listen to the full interview below. © 2024
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