|The iconic Circuit De Spa-Francorchamps awaits Daniel Lloyd this week as the TCR Europe series arrives in Belgium for the penultimate round of the 2020 season (22-24 October).|
With the TCR Europe Series running as part of the legendary Total 24 hours of Spa event, Lloyd will be aiming to get his championship title challenge back on track with just four races of the 2020 campaign remaining.
A strong start to the season for the Yorkshireman – who led the standings until the last race meeting in Spain – has been derailed by a series of unfortunate incidents in the past three races. Despite the challenges faced, the Brutal Fish Racing Team driver remains upbeat and focused on closing the 25-point gap to the leader as the season enters its final throes.
“We’ve had a really tough couple of rounds;” commented Lloyd. “But, what’s done is done, and you just have to keep your head in the game and focus on getting as many points as possible. It’s time to turn things around and get our championship challenge back on track.”
Freed from carrying any balance of performance ballast on-board the #123 Honda Civic Type R this weekend, Lloyd heads into the weekend confident of his pace as he faces stiff competition from the 26-car grid.
“In spite of having a terrible time in the last three races, I’m really positive about this weekend. We’re back at 0kg again, and we’ve shown that we have the pace. So I feel sure we’ll be back up fighting at the front of the pack where we should be.
“I love racing at Spa. It’s my favourite circuit in the world. The weather could make things interesting this weekend. It’s unpredictable at the best of times, so to be there so late in the year could make a real difference to the racing.”
“It’s all about the points this weekend, and getting back into to title contention for the final round.”
Qualifying for round 9 of the TCR Europe series takes place at 12.10 local time (11.10 UK time) on Friday (23 October) ahead of the first 8-lap race scheduled for 16.50 local time (15.50 UK time), with Saturday (24 October) playing host to race 2 at 11.50 local time (10.50 UK time).
|Live coverage and streaming for all sessions and both races can be watched via the official championship channels: facebook.com/TCREurope/|