Laser Tools Racing's Aiden Moffat believes he has 'proved a point' after clinching his first ever British Touring Car Championship rostrum finish at Knockhill.

Moffat recorded his maiden podium in front of his home fans following a race-long tussle with triple World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx.

Although Priaulx finished ahead of Moffat on the road, the race stewards penalised the West Surrey Racing driver [by 3.5 seconds] for passing the Mercedes A-Class within a yellow-flag zone and switched the positions back to the 18-year old's favour.

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Fourth would still have been Moffat's best finish in the BTCC with fifth at Donington Park earlier in the year being his highest previous result.

"It's a shame we didn't get to celebrate our first podium," Moffat told crash.net "It almost reminds me when Adam [Morgan] didn't get to celebrate his first victory. But a podium's a podium so I'm over the moon, that's put a smile on my face.

"I was pleased enough to get my best finish with fourth but it was obviously a bit frustrating to have initially missed out by such a close margin. To hear we've been promoted is definitely a boost."

Moving onto the rest of the season, Moffat says his knowing he can compete with the top-runners of the championship will give the confidence he needs to progress further in the standings.

"I think I've shown I've got what it takes to battle with the big boys. I think I've proved a point so that will give me a lot more confidence going forward."