British Touring Cars Championship
Laser Tools Racing was initially formed in early 2014 to enter the British Touring Car Championship with driver Aiden Moffat. In 2020, Laser Tools Racing announced that it was to become a two-car outfit for the 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, with 2017 champion Ash Sutton joining the fold to partner Aiden Moffat. Two brand new Infiniti touring cars were built for Moffat and Sutton over the winter break and engineered with considerable improvements in weight distribution and stiffness. Wind tunnel testing was completed at MIRA which also gave major aerodynamic advantages over the previous Infiniti.
However, because of the 2020 COVID 19 lockdown, the BTCC did not start until the beginning of August at Donington Park, with a then very tight schedule of nine (instead of ten) three race rounds continuing through to the final at Brands Hatch on November 14/15.
Over the years (especially with the Tool Connection’s continuing commitment to nurture young talent), the Laser Tools Racing stable includes more than just the main BTCC team, and is an important part of the company’s activities.
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Lottie TaylorThe eleven-year-old is our motocross rising star. She finished the 2019 season with a 3rd in the Girls National and 6th in her club championship against the boys.
For 2020 Lottie had moved up to the 85cc class from the 65cc. We as a team had taken the decision to race The British Women’s MX championship which was set to be a huge challenge as she would have been racing with girls of up to 15 years old. Although only 11 we felt she was ready.
Sadly due to the COVID pandemic, the organisers have been forced to cancel the2020 championship but we remain hopeful that the Girls Nationals will still go ahead in September so our focus is on practice and fitness and being ready for racing to begin.
Pre '93 Touring Cars
2019 heralded yet another fruitful season for the Laser Tools Racing classic touring car team, with the company-backed BMW storming to seven class wins and three lap records on the way to achieving1st in class honours in the Pre-93 Touring Car Championship.
For 2020, Laser Tools Racing driver Andrew Sheraton aims to go one better, by securing the overall championship which has so far eluded him.
This year also sees the emergence of an exciting involvement of the Laser Tools Racing brand in the Pre-93 Touring Cars as title sponsor. The tie up has proven to be perfect timing, with an overwhelming resurgence in the level of interest and participation in the championship, bucking the trend of the everchanging current climate and circumstances. The vast array of machinery from the late 1980s and early 1990s on display will surely provide a thrilling championship spectacle, of which the Laser Tools Racing BMW will endeavour to be a part of.
BTCC Hybrid Touring Car
Laser Tools-sponsored Darren Turner is currently testing the BTCC’s new hybrid-specification car after confirming an agreement to be the official Hybrid Development Driver for both TOCA and Cosworth.
Darren is one of the UK’s most successful and experienced racing drivers, having contested more than 70 BTCC races from 2005 to 2008. Also, since2005, he has been a key member of the Aston Martin Racing team, a partnership that has seen him win the toughest race of them all, the Le Mans 24 Hours three times. In 2019/20 Darren is racing the Aston Martin Vantage GTE in the FIA World Endurance Championship. He also competes in many other categories around the world for customer teams.
Cody Eustice from Hertfordshire has been karting for four years. After a successful two years in the house championships at Rye House placing 2ndin 2017 and 1st in 2018,he then set his sights on owning his own kart and travelling around the UK.
He started as a novice in2019 in the Daniel Ricciardo series and bring home top rookie trophies in four races and won the Federation Cup. This year sees Cody as a non-novice and his mind is set on finishing near the top. Sadly the season has been cut down to four rounds instead of the planned 10 so he knows he has to stay focused and not make any mistakes.
15 year old Cody was diagnosed with ADHD and autism after falling ill as a baby. With the day to day struggles he faces, motorsport is his passion. It gives him the focus he needs and a level head. He tries to do what he can for the NHS that helped him and participates in the COSMIC5K walk and donated his pocket money in 2018 for every race he won. Cody is delighted to be part of the Laser Tools Racing stable.
Laser Tools Rally Team
Driver Peter Outram and co-driver Jemma Outram, with the service crew made up of friends and family members with Anthony Windle, Tim Windle and Mick Munday on the spanners, Dawn and Jodie Outram keeping us fed and watered and cheered along by our biggest fan my grandson Theo Smith. Work on the car is done at home which does take some considerable time keeping the car competitive and reliable and also looking its best every time we turn out.
The car is a class 4 1980 Ford Escort MK2 fitted with a 2.1Duratec engine with Borge Warner T5 gearbox and Atlas disc braked rear axle with a motorsport limited slip diff. The inside of the car bears little resemblance to how it came from the factory with a fully welded roll cage competition bucket seats, 6 point full harness seat belts and plumbed in fire suppression system all inline with the current Motorsport UK regulations.
We are proud to have been supported by Laser Tools for 5 years now with some great results where we consistently finish in the top 5 in our class collecting numerous class win trophies, as well as top 10 finishes.
2020 sees Jacob Ashcroft compete in his first full year of Cadet racing having moved up from a very successful time racing in Bambino end of 2019.
This year Jacob is competing in three Championships: Super One in Mini ROK, UKC in Super Cadet and the Daniel Ricciardo Series in a DRS62.
All the championships are reduced in length this year but still involves travel all over the UK to some of the best tracks in the country. Jacob has done a lot of testing on both tracks and simulator and is expected to be a front runner this year in all three. After only one round of Super One Jacob is currently in 4thplace, he’s currently only nine years old and racing against talented kids up to the age of 13.
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