After helping his Swedish-based WestCoast Racing squad clinch the provisional Teams’ Championship Title in the series’ inaugural season, 26-year-old Lloyd has his sights set on making history himself as he looks to stake claim on the overall Drivers’ crown.
Returning to the familiar home turf with an impressive 78 point lead at the top of the standings, the Yorkshireman is hoping for a repeat of his last appearance on the 2.13mile track, where he claimed his first-ever British Touring Car Championship win at the end of June.
“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.”
Lloyd has an enviable track record heading into the final four rounds of the season, having taken 7 race wins and 3 pole positions in his #23 VW Golf GTI. However, the ABRACS-backed racer has a tough challenge ahead of him on the technically challenging former airfield, with a 5-grid-place penalty in place for the opening race of the weekend.
“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.”
Rounds 11 and 12 of the TCR UK series take place at Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire on September 8/9. Saturday (September 8) plays host to the morning practice sessions before the all-important 30-minute qualifying session at 16.30. Sunday (September 9) features both 30 minute TCR UK races, scheduled for 12.25 and 15.15.
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