Bri­ton Lloyd gets BTCC en­try with Eurotech

Motor Sport News - - Racing News -

GT racer Dan Lloyd will join the Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship from the next rounds at Thrux­ton on­wards.

The 24-year-old, who con­tested three races with the Triple Eight team in a Vaux­hall Vec­tra in 2010, has signed to drive a third Eurotech Rac­ing Honda Civic Type R for the re­main­der of the sea­son. The team has picked up the li­cence from Andy Neate’s with­drawal ( see story be­low).

Lloyd inked his deal last Sun­day morn­ing at Doning­ton Park. He said: “I tested with the team ahead of the sea­son in the wet at Brands Hatch and I was im­pressed with the way it op­er­ated. I have been look­ing to do the BTCC for a long, long time and it is the big­gest cham­pi­onship in the country. It is go­ing to be a step into the un­known to start with, but I want to get fa­mil­iar with the car quickly and be chal­leng­ing for podi­ums. Start­ing at Thrux­ton is go­ing to be an eye-opener.”

Team prin­ci­pal Jeff Smith, who also races for the Eurotech team along­side Martin Dep­per, said: “It is vi­tal for our fu­ture that we have a strong, young driver who will help push the pro­gramme for­wards. Dan is keen to help Martin and my­self move up the grid.”

Lloyd (l) and team head Jeff Smith

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.