Daniel Lloyd will hope to bounce back from the crushing disappointment of Donington Park when the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship heads to Silverstone for the penultimate weekend of the season, with a major new partner coming onboard ahead of the event.
Huddersfield racer Daniel came within five corners of a stunning race win last time out, leading the final race of the weekend from the front in his Team HARD Cupra Leon before the driveshaft on his car let go – pitching him into a spin that left his car stranded in the gravel.
It meant a heartbreaking end to what had looked set to be the best weekend of the year for the 31-year-old, who has worked hard with the team on the development of the Cupra to regularly fight inside the top ten.
Heading to Silverstone – a circuit where he scored a double podium in 2021 – Daniel has been given a boost with the agreement of a major new partnership with Aqua Nero Water & Energy Ltd, which will come into play for the final two rounds of the current campaign.
The newly founded business works to design, build, maintain and operate capability for water and wastewater as well as infrastructure-related projects across the UK in a variety of markets – offering customers a full range of services that include design, build, service and maintenance.
The partnership with Daniel will be used to help launch the new business, with the company eager to make use of the marketing value of working alongside the multiple race winner, as well as the networking opportunities that come from being in the BTCC paddock.
“It’s fantastic to have agreed a deal with Aqua Nero for the final two rounds of the season, and hopefully this can be the start of a longer-term partnership as the company looks to grow and develop,” Daniel said.”The range of services they provide are a perfect fit for a number for a number of my partners, and I’m looking forward to working with them to realise the potential of this partnership over the coming rounds.
“On track, the obvious target is to bounce back from what happened at Donington Park as it’s a long time since I’ve come away from a circuit feeling that disappointed. So much effort went into getting into the position to fight for the win so to then have it taken away in that manner was just gutting for us all.
“The support afterwards from people has been fantastic, and it just increases my determination to finish the season on a high. There were still positives to take away from Donington in terms of the pace we showed in the car, and there is no doubting the fact that we have got stronger and stronger as the season goes on.
“We’re at that stage of the year where there are certain people on the grid who have one eye on a championship and have to drive accordingly, whilst we have nothing to lose and can just push to the absolute maximum. That’s what I’ll be doing this weekend and hopefully we can be rewarded with a podium.