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DAN LLOYD TO PILOT SECOND PMR CAR FOR 2021

Power Maxed Car Care Racing has today (11 March) announced its second driver for the 2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, with Dan Lloyd completing the two-car line-up for the Warwickshire-based team, alongside double champion Jason Plato. 

Lloyd is no stranger to the TOCA paddock, bagging a race win during his 21-round campaign in 2018, as well as taking the overall title in the 2009 Renault Clio UK Winter Cup. Despite contesting a number of BTCC rounds over various years, 2021 will be Lloyd’s first full assault on the UK’s most competitive series. 

Lloyd has earned a reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the world of touring cars, having taken the TCR-UK title in 2018, winning eight of 14 races, scoring podiums at all but two. In 2019 & 2020, he took on the European TCR Championship, winning races during both seasons, before making the decision to return to the BTCC. 

Both Power Maxed Car Care Racing and Lloyd are gearing up to mount a strong championship attack from the off, as well as voicing their intentions to develop a multi-year partnership. 

“I’m really excited to have Dan joining us for the upcoming season,” said Team Principal Adam Weaver. “He’s a driver that’s always been on our radar and has always impressed when he’s been on the grid in the past. I don’t think anyone can argue that, with the right equipment underneath him, he’s a genuine championship contender and with the championship’s most successful driver ever alongside him, we certainly think we have one of the strongest pairings on the grid this season.” 

“I have known Dan since his first venture into BTCC in 2010 in the Vectra,” added Team Manager Martin Broadhurst. “From that moment on he has impressed with great results and performances in every touring car championship he’s competed in, including his race win in the BTCC. I think he’ll be a great asset to the team. With Dan and Jason [Plato] in the cars this year, I believe we have one of the strongest pairings on the grid and, coupled with the development work we’ve done over the winter, I’m looking forward to this season more than ever!” 

“I’m mega excited to be racing back in the UK,” concluded Lloyd. “This will be the first time I’ll be heading into the championship with some pre-season testing under my belt. I’ve always been thrown in at the deep end a little bit, so I can’t wait to get stuck into the programme. I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity, and really look forward to not only working with the team, but also learning from Jason with his vast experience. I’m really looking to build on this as a long-term partnership and launch a multi-year attack on the championship heavyweights.” 

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