British Touring Car Championship's youngest-ever driver Aiden Moffat is targeting some top ten finishes in 2015 as he gets ready for the new season.

The 18-year-old made his BTCC debut at Knockhill in 2013, a month before his 17th birthday, with Finesse Motorsport in a Chevrolet Cruze LT, finishing 21st in his first-ever race. The youngster then switched to PPCGB/Kraftwerk Racing for the final two rounds and notched up two points-scoring finishes at Silverstone and Brands Hatch.

At just 17 the British driver signed up for his first full season in BTCC with Laser Tools Racing. Moffat returns with the team for 2015 but has switched from Chevrolet to the new Mercedes A class saloon car.

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Reflecting on last season, the Scot said he had been frustrated by the Chevrolet's performance as is pleased to be switching to the German manufacturer.

"We had some engine problems and our set-up within the team needed improving too so the first half of the year was almost a write-off," Moffat told btcc.net. "Towards the end of the year we started to haul ourselves towards the midfield battle so all-in-all it was a successful first campaign."

"We've already had two [test] days at Snetterton, which were wet unfortunately, but we really got a feel for the car at Donington last week. The car feels amazing. It's little differences in every aspect, which equates to a huge improvement overall compared to the Chevrolet."

Looking ahead to the new season Moffat believes the BTCC race regulations will enable to team to move up through the grid and challenge more frequently for points-paying positions.

"I'll be aiming for the top ten sooner rather than later," he said. "The BTCC is really tough though - there will be more great cars on the grid this season and some great drivers of course. You've got to have the right tools and we believe that we do.

"The regulations should split things up a bit and it'd be great to get at least one top five this season. You have to be realistic but if you don't push yourself then you'll never achieve anything.

"I just can't wait to get the season started."