Daniel Lloyd has extended his lead at the top of the TCR China Championship standings, after dominating the weekend’s race action on the Shanghai International Circuit (1/2 June).
The Huddersfield-based racer qualified second as part of the Dongfeng Honda Racing Team’s commanding front-row lock-out for the weekend’s opening race. Taking the race lead from his team-mate on lap 6, Lloyd pulled a significant 4-second lead ahead of the pack to take the chequered flag in his MacPro Racing-run Honda Civic Type R.
The 27-year-old followed up with a superb victory in the final race of the weekend. Starting from 9thfollowing the reversed grid draw, Lloyd made an outstanding start in the #77 Civic quickly working his way past the TCR China and Asia rivals to take third overall and his 3rd TCR China win from the 4 rounds contested so far this season.
“That was a fantastic weekend;” commented Lloyd. “The team have done an amazing job on the car, and given me the perfect tool to get the job done. It was a great result for the Dongfeng Racing Team to secure the 1-2 start in the opening race. I was pleased to be able to convert that into another race win; especially finishing first overall against the combined TCR Asia field.”
“We’re in a strong position now heading into the mid-way point of the season. Increasing the Championship lead is exactly what we needed to do. I’m looking forward to coming back out to Zhejiang again in a few weeks’ time.”
The Yorkshireman’s sensational double win in Shanghai sees him increase his lead in the TCR China standings, with the Dongfeng Honda Racing Team also leading the Teams’ Championship ahead of the next race meeting in Zhejiang on July 6/7.
Full coverage of rounds 5 and 6 from Shanghai can be watched via the links below:
Round 5: https://www.facebook.com/TCRAsiaSeries/videos/1041575112896932/
Round 6: https://www.facebook.com/TCRAsiaSeries/videos/2380040485573680/
For more information on the championship, please visit: http://www.tcrchina.com/