Daniel Lloyd back in the BTCC with BTC Norlin Racing
Daniel Lloyd will replace James Nash at BTC Norlin Racing from this weekend’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship event at Oulton Park (9-10 June).
BTC Norlin Racing were quick to sign the talented young gun and series returnee, following the announcement earlier today (6 June) that the squad had parted ways with Nash.
Lloyd has contested 24 races in his BTCC career so far, making his debut in Britain’s biggest championship with Triple Eight back in 2010.
2016 proved to be his standout campaign, when the Yorkshireman produced a number of eye-catching performances in the Eurotech Honda, most notably with a front-row start at his home circuit Croft.
Armed again with a Honda Civic Type R – this time with the fledgling and impressive BTC Norlin Racing outfit – there is every chance that Lloyd will be quick straight out of the box at this weekend’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship event at Oulton Park.
The 26-year-old will contest the remainder of the season running under competitor number 26.
“I’ve not had any time in the car yet,” confirmed Lloyd. “FP1 on Saturday will be my first run out so I’ve no expectations at the moment. As a new driver to the championship, I will be carrying the 45kg of late entry ballast into the first race so it’ll be a big challenge.
“It’s nice to come back at Oulton Park, which is one of my local rounds. I’m just looking to find my feet on this year’s grid, have a solid weekend and get to know the team and the car.”
BTC Norlin Team Boss Bert Taylor said: “I’ve been impressed with Dan’s performance in the TCR UK Championship so far this season. We’re really pleased to welcome him to the BTC Norlin family and back onto the BTCC grid. I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do once he gets up to speed.”