Taylor-smith, Lloyd get 2017 MG seats
Aron Taylor-smith and Dan Lloyd will join forces to race for the MG British Touring Car Championship team in 2017.
Taylor-smith, who used to race under his unmarried name of Aron Smith, will step across from the Team BKR VW CC, which he took to success at Rockingham last season. It was his fourth victory in the category since he joined the BTCC in 2011.
Lloyd, 24, made his debut at a single meeting in 2010, but rejoined for three rounds last season at the wheel of a Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type-r. He qualified on the front row at Oulton Park and at Croft.
It will be the first time that Taylor-smith, 27, has driven for a factory team. He said: “It’s a real shame in one way to leave BKR who did such an amazing job last year in their first season, but now I am fully focused on the 2017 season and excited to ensure I deliver the results that MG not only deserve but are capable of.”
Lloyd added: “I made my BTCC debut as a one-off with Triple Eight way back in 2010 when I was obviously very young at Croft; it will be great to be back within the team. I also get on really well with Aron; obviously Aron is very quick so I think we can bounce off each other.”