Lloyd determined to maintain momentum
BTC Norlin Racing and Daniel Lloyd headed into the summer break in buoyant mood, following respective maiden Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship race victories for both driver and team back at Croft, and the Yorkshireman is determined to carry that momentum into the second half of the campaign.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back out on the grid this weekend,” said Lloyd. “We finished the first half of the season with the perfect score, grabbing our first ever BTCC win for both me and the team. It was a fantastic feeling and one that I’d like to repeat! I’m still buzzing to be honest and can’t wait to get back in the car.”
Bert Taylor’s BTC Norlin Racing outfit did not attend the mid-season test at Snetterton in the lead up to this weekend’s visit to Norfolk, and as a result Lloyd suggests he’ll be playing catch up to begin with on Saturday.
“It’ll be tough this weekend,” he continued. “There’s a lot at stake with the double points on offer in Sunday’s Diamond Double and the two qualifying sessions on Saturday should make things interesting.
“We’ve got a bit of catching up to do compared to some of the other teams that attended the two-day tyre test at Snetterton in the summer break. Unfortunately, we were unable to make the test, which wasn’t ideal, but it’s where we are.
“BTC Norlin Racing has done a brilliant job with the car since I joined at Oulton Park and the win at Croft was a mega result,” continued Lloyd “We need to remember that this weekend will only be my fifth time in the car. We’re still making tweaks and trying to find the sweet spot.
“We’re going into the weekend definitely on the back foot against the majority of the grid,” concluded Lloyd. “We’re all up for it though, and the extra points give us even more to aim for!”