Daniel Lloyd will be hoping to draw on home support this weekend (September 8/9)as he bids to take another step closer to being crowned the inaugural TCR UK champion.
Hailing from Huddersfield, Lloyd arrives at his home circuit in North Yorkshire with the aim of defending his 78-point championship lead in the series at what is the penultimate event of the 2018 season.
Sitting on the cusp of making history from behind the wheel of his West Coast Racing Volkswagen Golf, the 26-year-old will arrive at Croft keen to repeat the heroics of his last visit in June, which saw him score a breakthrough victory in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
“This is a huge weekend for our championship fight;” commented Lloyd. “We were never 100% sure of racing here with the team having other commitments, but with the title still undecided, I’m really happy that we’re getting the chance to race this weekend and defend our championship lead.
“Croft has very special memories for me;” added Lloyd. “We’ve had some great successes here over the years and getting my first ever BTCC win here just a few weeks ago, makes it even more special.
“It’s also one of my local tracks. Being a proud Yorkshireman, we always get great support here from friends, family, sponsors and the local fans. I’m really looking forward to it.”
With seven wins to his name already this season, Lloyd is aiming to add to his silverware collection - however he is set for a challenging race day as he will be forced to serve a five-place grid penalty for the opening race.
“The championship is by no means decided as yet;” concluded Lloyd. “Race 1 is going to be tough with the 5-grid-spot drop. I need to stay out of trouble and bag as many points as possible this weekend to keep our lead at the top of the standings safe heading into the final next month.”
TCR UK will headline a bumper BRSCC weekend at Croft which will also see the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship, Volkswagen Racing Cup and much more tackle the 2.13 mile circuit.
Practice gets underway at 9.00 on Saturday and action starts at 12.00 noon on Sunday. Adult admission is just £14.00 per day in advance or £18.00 on the gate both days. A weekend ticket is £20 in advance or £30 on the gate. Accompanied children aged 15 and under admitted FREE on both days and there is also FREE car parking and FREE paddock access.