Smart Fleet Solutions – the leading provider of technical solutions to the UK’s major fleet operators and manufacturers – has today announced that it will be sponsoring one of the most exciting drivers lining up on the grid for the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).
Aiden Moffat, who made history as the youngest ever BTCC driver during his first season in 2014, will once again be contesting for the Championship in his striking Laser Tools Racing Mercedes A-Class.
Still just 20-years-old, Heriot Watt University student Aiden achieved three top-10 finishes last season, including a best-ever second place to make it onto the podium following the final race of the 2016 campaign at Brands Hatch.
“At the end of last season our Mercedes felt just right and we’ve been making a lot of improvements over the winter, so I’m excited and confident for the start of the new campaign,” said Aiden. “I’d like to thank everyone who has made it happen, as without the support of our partners such as Smart Fleet Solutions, we wouldn’t be in such a strong position.”
For Smart Fleet Solutions, which helps fleet owners and operators maximise the value of their vehicles by offering end-to-end de-fleeting services including inspections, refurbishment and repairs, the sponsorship was a perfect fit.
“What really struck me about Aiden is his passion for driving and his understanding of the sport at such a young age,” said Managing Director Theo Kortland. “At Smart Fleet Solutions we’re equally passionate about helping our customers maximise the value of their vehicles when they come to sell them – and we do that by looking at the de-fleeting process through a remarketing lens. We understand that de-fleeting isn’t about refurbishment, but about selling the vehicle.”
Added Theo: “Of course, being in the automotive business, we’re all petrol-heads too, so it’s a pleasure to be sponsoring Aiden throughout the 2017 British Touring Car Championship and we’re looking forward to embarking on this exciting journey together.”
This year’s Championship starts at Brands Hatch on 1 April, with subsequent rounds taking place at the UK’s most iconic race tracks including Donington Park and Silverstone, before heading back to Brands Hatch for the season finale at the end of September.
Smart Fleet Solutions operates a network of state-of-the-art technical centres in Wiltshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and Scotland and employs more than 400 people across the UK.