DAN LLOYD ‘FIRED UP’ FOR HOME EVENT
Yorkshireman Dan Lloyd is set to make a welcome return to his local track, Croft Circuit, in North Yorkshire this weekend (18/19 September) as the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship enters the business end of the 2021 season.
The scene of his first-ever BTCC victory in 2018, the former airfield is a firm favourite of the Huddersfield-based racer who is relishing the chance to compete in front of his home crowd – which also includes a large gathering of family and sponsors – this weekend.
Lloyd heads into the final twelve rounds of the campaign in confident form off the back of a strong performance last time out at Thruxton, where he scored a decent haul of points for the Adrian Flux with Power Maxed Racing team. The 29-year-old is hoping that past triumphs at Croft combined with strong support will translate into positive results as the championship picks up pace.
“I’m really fired up for this weekend,” said Lloyd. “It’s always a big deal racing at your home circuit. The last time I was here in the BTCC I took my first race win, so I’m excited to be heading back. We made some positive steps forward last time at Thruxton, so hopefully, we can carry that momentum into this weekend and the rest of the season.”
Following on from a hugely successful VIP event in Huddersfield last week, Lloyd will also be continuing his fundraising efforts for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice this weekend, as he hosts a track walk and raffle event at the circuit on Saturday evening.
“I have lots of guests and sponsors joining me this weekend so I’m looking forward to putting on a good show for them all,” continued Lloyd. “I’ve been really busy away from the track as well, organising two main charity events. The first one, last Saturday, was a huge success. We’re following that up with the track walk and raffle this Saturday at Croft to help raise some much-needed funds for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
“Everyone is welcome to take part this weekend, and any additional donations via the just giving link would be much appreciated.”
Rounds 19, 20 and 21 of the 2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship take place at Croft, North Yorkshire this weekend (18/19 September). Tickets are available to purchase on the gate, with further information including FAQs, ticket prices and more on Croft’s website.