Daniel Lloyd signs for Eurotech Racing
Talented young driver Daniel Lloyd has signed for Eurotech Racing and will join the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship from the Thruxton weekend onwards.
Lloyd is no stranger to the BTCC paddock having been a two-time race winner in the Porsche Carerra Cup GB back in 2012 and 2013. The Yorkshireman has since gone on to race in a number of GT championships, including the Blancpain Endurance Series, British GT and United Sports Car Championship.
Following the news that Andy Neate and Halfords Yuasa Racing had parted ways earlier this week, both Eurotech and Lloyd have worked tirelessly to put a programme together in an attempt to secure the available TBL.
The deal was inked at Donington Park earlier this morning, and subsequently ratified by Series Organiser TOCA, before the announcement was made live on ITV4 with presenter Steve Rider.
Eurotech has subsequently been loaned the available TBL (TOCA BTCC Licence) for the remainder of the 2016 season.
Lloyd joins an ever-growing number of young guns to have graduated to the BTCC in recent years and the 24-year-old will get the chance to show his abilities in the hugely successful Honda Civic Type R. He will join team-mates Jeff Smith and Martin Depper under the Eurotech Racing banner.
Daniel Lloyd said: “I tested with the team ahead of the season and I was immediately impressed with the way it operated. I have been looking to do the British Touring Car Championship for a long, long time and it is the biggest championship in the country.
“It is going to be a step in to the unknown for me to start with, but I want to get familiar with the car quickly and be challenging for podiums – although starting at Thruxton is going to be an eye-opener. I need to gain confidence, but with the crew around me I am sure that won’t take long.”
Jeff Smith, Eurotech Team Principal, said: “This is exactly the situation we wanted the team to find itself in. It is vital for our future that we have a strong, young driver who help push the entire programme forwards.
“Dan is keen to help Martin and myself move up the grid and we can all learn lessons from each other. This is an important step for Eurotech Racing.”