Daniel Lloyd will bid to end his 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship programme on a high this weekend when the series heads for Brands Hatch for the final meeting of the year.
Huddersfield racer Daniel makes the trip to the famous Kent circuit looking to break into the top twelve in the championship standings, whilst the 31-year-old is also firmly in contention for a top-three finish in the Independents’ Trophy.
Daniel enjoyed a solid weekend at Silverstone two weeks ago at the wheel of his Team HARD-run Cupra Leon, running well inside the top ten for most of the meeting and scoring a hat-trick of points finishes.
Encouragingly, Daniel also found himself in contention for a podium finish for the second meeting in succession, although a power problem would ultimately see him slip down the order in the final race of the weekend.
With the season finale running on the full Brands Hatch Grand Prix layout, Daniel will be looking to maintain a fine run of form that has seen him score points on each of his previous appearances in the series – the only circuit on the schedule where he holds such a record.
Daniel has also come away from the circuit with silverware in each of the last two seasons, scoring a solid second-place finish back in 2021 and then securing the final win of the 2022 campaign.
“It’s been a challenging season as we’ve worked to develop the Cupra and get it more suited to how I like a car to be, but I think we’ve reaped the reward for our efforts since the summer break,” he said.
“We should have had the win at Donington Park and could potentially have been on the podium at Silverstone, which is a fantastic achievement when you consider that we hardly managed to get any real testing completed before the season started.
“Brands Hatch is a circuit that has been kind to me in the past, and being the home circuit for the team means we’ll have plenty of support behind us.
“My approach will be the same as it has been for the last few meetings, with the goal being to fight for points throughout the weekend and try to get into a position where we can benefit from the reverse grid.
“With no championship to consider, we can hit the track free of any pressure and with our focus firmly on doing the job we can. Hopefully it’ll put us in the mix for a trophy, which would reward the team for its efforts over the season.