Lloyd on the hunt for points at Oulton Park
MG Racing RCIB Insurance’s Daniel Lloyd heads to Cheshire on the points trail as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship arrives at Oulton Park this weekend.
Lloyd has an excellent track record on the 2.23-mile Island layout. The MG Racing RCIB Insurance racer sealed a first BTCC front row start here last season in the Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R – missing out on pole by just 0.019 seconds.
“I’m looking forward to bouncing back from a tough weekend at Thruxton,” said Lloyd. “Oulton Park is one of my favourite circuits. It’s one of the closest tracks to home and we always have fantastic local support there from fans and sponsors – many of whom are coming along at the weekend.”
Lloyd has endured a tough start to his 2017 BTCC campaign that has seen the Yorkshireman secure just two points finishes from nine races, with the Triple-Eight-run squad striving to unlock the MG6.
“It’s no secret that we’ve been struggling this season, but with the change over to the new suspension kit this year combined with the new Dunlop tyre and limited pre-season testing it’s been a really steep learning curve for us all,” explained Lloyd.
“Hopefully the things that we picked up from our recent test at Croft will be more relevant here and we’ll be able to stay out of trouble and make some progress.
“The MG Racing RCIB Insurance crew have done a brilliant job to get the car ready for this weekend and have been working non-stop to get us back on the front foot;” the Yorkshireman added.
“The guys have been busy on the rig since Thruxton, working on the dampers and we’ve made some pretty big changes to the MG6 for Oulton, so hopefully that work will start to pay off in results this weekend.”