Briton Lloyd gets BTCC entry with Eurotech
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.”