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GB3 graduate Patterson joins BTCC with champions Laser Tools Racing

Monday, December 20 2021

Dexter Patterson will move to the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship in 2022, with champion team Laser Tools Racing.

The Scottish driver will join countryman Aiden Moffat in the team at the wheel of an Infiniti Q50 that powered Ashley Sutton to the Drivers' title in 2021, and also claimed the Teams' Championship for the first time.

Patterson competed in the first half of this year's GB3 Championship, claiming a podium in just his third race in the series, following a promising season in Formula 4.

Having enjoyed a test in the Infiniti at Snetterton, the 18-year-old has made a switch to tin-tops, and is looking forward to his new challenge.

Patterson said: "I loved the Infiniti. It is certainly different to the single-seaters that I'm used to! It was a bit slippery in the morning session, but as the track dried off in the afternoon we went onto slicks and I was very happy with my lap times.

"The brakes take a bit of getting used to though - in the single-seater I can see when the tyres are about to lock up and I can brake much later. So, I'm really looking forward to the extended test sessions pre-season and of course, getting used to the new hybrid car. What an opportunity!"

Martin Smith, Chairman of Laser Tools, said: "We are delighted to sign up Dexter Patterson and feel that he will be the driver to watch in the 2022 BTCC season. Combined with Aiden Moffat's abilities both on the track and with his coaching experience, we're confident that we've assembled another winning team."

Bob Moffat, Team Principal of Laser Tools Racing, commented: "I'm very excited by this. We've always been very appreciative of the support and encouragement that Aiden has received from Laser Tools over quite a number of years now. Now we can continue with Laser's ethos of spotting young talent and then developing that talent on the racetrack. Dexter is a great fit for us, it's exactly why Laser Tools got into the BTCC. With our ongoing collaboration with Tony Gilham and Team HARD, we are really looking forward to the 2022 season now."