Round 3 at Thruxton saw last round’s first place winner, RCIB sponsored Aiden Moffat, this time finish in overall 8th place, at the end of 3rd race. He admitted to have struggled with his Mercedes A class throughout Saturday, which had put them on the back foot a little, however they did manage to get a good set up for qualy. When asked about his thoughts on Thruxton, Aiden seemed disappointed with the overall result, however he is very confident about the upcoming race at Oulton Park, in two weeks:
“Saturday could have gone better for us, I made a mistake through the final chicane and that ruined a lap that had the potential for 5th place.
During Race 1 we were held back by battling in the pack gaining and losing places, finishing in the end 12th which was disappointing.
Race 2, we made a great start and got up to 8th as the race progressed. I went to make a move for 7th but got hit wide in the process after leaving room and not being returned the favour! So, we ended up 9th due to that.
During Race 3 I had another good start but picked up a very heavy vibration on the first lap, and was pretty confident a puncture was just around the corner as it got worse and I struggled for front end grip. Luckily the tyre held out and we got place 8.”
Perhaps it wasn’t really the performance that Laser Works were looking for, as Aiden said that they “should really have had pace to challenge for a podium”, however they did pick up good points and now sit 10th in the championship despite getting not a single point at Brands Hatch. Donnington Park had proven Moffat to be an extremely talented, young driver, seeing him finish in first place – with this standing he remains in a very strong position to climb to the leaders top 5, if not the podium again, over the next couple of rounds.
Thruxton saw Team BMWs, Colin Turkington live up to his potential and with extra determination take home the victory. Speedworks Motorsport’s Tom Ingram came in second and Eurotech Racing’s Jack Goff finished third. A high speed smash between two MGs and Senna Proctor’s Vauxhall, led to a serious barrier slam and accident for one, on the famous Church corner. It luckily did not result in any injuries, but stalled the race for over an hour when a red flag was raised, while Autoaid RCIB Racing’s sponsored Daniel Lloyd was being helped out of his badly damaged car, he finished with non-classification.