Lloyd to make BTCC debut

Daniel Lloyd will make his British Touring Car Championship debut at Croft next weekend with the Triple 8 Vauxhall squad

Lloyd to make BTCC debut

The teenager impressed team principal Ian Harrison at a recent test at Rockingham and has will become the youngest driver on the grid when he lines up in his Vectra at Croft.

"At Rockingham Daniel did a very good job in the test and we're all very excited about getting such a quick young guy in the car at Croft," said Harrison. "We're always looking for fresh, new talent and he proved on his test debut he can adapt to a car he hasn't driven before."

Lloyd, who currently races a single-seater in the Skip Barber National Series in the USA, already has some tin-top pedigree, having won last year's Renault Clio Winter Cup and taken race victories in Ginetta Juniors.

While he is in no doubt as to the challenge he faces this weekend, Lloyd is excited about graduating to the BTCC alongside regular Triple 8 driver James Nash.

"It's absolutely amazing to be making my BTCC debut, a real dream come true", he said.

"At the start of the year I never thought I'd have the opportunity to test a touring car, let alone to make my race debut in one - and especially with Triple Eight, as far as I'm concerned it's the best team on the grid.

"This has all come together so quickly, I'm over the moon and I intend to make the most of it."

Lloyd's deal is currently for Croft only, but he hopes to finalise an agreement to continue with Triple 8 for the rest of the year.

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