Daniel Lloyd has his sights firmly fixed on challenging for silverware after confirming a move into the Porsche Carrera Cup GB for the 2024 season.

Huddersfield-racer Daniel will switch to the fastest one-make series in the UK on the back of a three-year stint in the British Touring Car Championship, during which he scored three of his four BTCC victories and all but one of his eight podiums.

Daniel first competed in Carrera Cup GB back in 2012 after being named as the winner of the prestigious Porsche GB Scholarship, seeing off the challenge of three other finalists to secure the accolade.

He would go on to scoring a maiden win at Thruxton, and won again at the same venue in 2013 as he claimed fourth in the points. Daniel would also be put forward to represent Carrera Cup GB in the international Porsche Scholarship – narrowly missing out to Earl Bamber, who went on to become a Porsche factory driver and won at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Daniel would return to the series and contest four races in in 2016 – taking a second place finish at Brands Hatch – before turning his focus to touring car competition, going on to secure the inaugural TCR UK title in 2018 and winning races in both TCR Europe and TCR Malaysia prior to returning to UK shores with his three-year BTCC stint.

Electing to now turn his attentions back to sportscar competition, Daniel will continue to compete on the high-profile BTCC package as part of the Carrera Cup UK grid having agreed a deal to join forces with Rochdale-based Toro Verde GT, led by experienced GT racer Julian Westwood.

The team will be embarking on its third season in the series, with Daniel’s debut at the wheel of the current Type 992 Carrera Cup car will come at Donington Park in late April for the first of eight double-header race meetings, with the season coming to an end at Brands Hatch in October.

Daniel Lloyd said:
“I’m delighted to announce my plans for 2024, and returning to Carrera Cup GB will be like coming home after my time as the Porsche Scholarship driver earlier in my career.

“Since the end of last season, I’ve spent time looking at the different options that were available to me and the series ticked many of the boxes. As well as benefitting from a high profile on the BTCC package, the fact it is a one-make series means it is hugely competitive as everyone has the same package underneath them – and of course there is the association with one of the most prestigious brands in motorsport.

“Toro Verde are serious about wanting to fight for the title this season, and I’m confident that we can rise to the challenge and be firmly in contention for victories. I’ve known Jules for a number of years and he was keen to get me in the car, so the focus now is on delivering the results and helping the team to progress.

“As ever, this deal wouldn’t have been possible without the backing of my commercial partners, and I have to thank them for their ongoing support. They are as excited as I am for the year ahead, and hopefully at the end of the season, we’ll have reason to celebrate at my annual partners trackday and dinner ball.

“It’s also great that I’ll still be racing in front of the fans who have been so supportive in recent seasons in the BTCC, and I hope they will continue to get behind me in this new venture.”

David Fairbrother, Toro Verde Team Owner, said:
“Toro Verde is delighted to welcome such an accomplished driver as Dan into the team. Dan has been rapid in everything he has ever raced and we know he will run at the very front of the 2024 Porsche Carrera Cup GB.

“Dan had many offers in other series, including BTCC and British GT3, so for him to choose to compete with Toro Verde is testament to his belief that the team will deliver. Dan is naturally down to earth, friendly, and helpful and his past experience will prove invaluable when working alongside our engineers to coach the team’s Am and Pro-Am drivers.”

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