26-year-old Lloyd has enjoyed a phenomenal season in the #23 WestCoast Racing VW Golf GTI, marking his place in history as the series’ first-ever race winner on its Silverstone debut in March, and amassing an incredible 3 pole positions, 7 race wins and 3 podium finishes from the 12 race meetings so far this year.
The ABRACS-backed racer heads into the final two races of the season with a 31 point lead at the top of the Championship standings ahead of his closest rival. However, with a potential 91 points up for grabs, it’s still all to play for as the battle for the highly-coveted TCR UK crown goes down to the wire.
“This weekend is massive;” commented Lloyd. “I feel confident that we have the winning package heading to Donington Park. It’s a circuit that I know well, I’ve gone well there before and I think the set-up we have on the car will put us in good stead.
“We’ve had an incredible year in the TCR, the team have done an amazing job and it’s not over just yet;” he added. “Our first task will be to secure pole position and then to fight forwards from there and maximise as many points as we can from the races.
“I’m really fired up for this and my eye is 100% focused on the main prize!”
With the WestCoast Racing Team holding an unassailable lead in the Teams’ Championship standings and already named as provisional Champions, Lloyd is determined to make it a clean sweep for the Swedish-based squad and claim the outright title on the historic Leicestershire track.
“I’ve had a brilliant year with the WestCoast Racing crew and the Bäckman’s;” Lloyd concluded. “I’m delighted that we’ve already managed to secure the Teams’ Championship for them. It would be the best possible thank you to the team and also to my sponsors ABRACS, Mend-a-hose and Propack if we could lift the trophy and go down in history as the first winners of the TCR UK Championship.”
The 2018 TCR UK Championship season finale takes places at Donington Park Circuit on October 13/14. Saturday (October 13) plays host to warm-up and free practice sessions at 11.00 and 13.50 before the all-important 30-minute qualifying session at 16.35, with Sunday’s (October 14) title-deciding two, 30-minute races scheduled for 13.15, and 16.10.
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