Daniel Lloyd heads the Zhozhou International Circuit ready to take his championship challenge down to the wire as the TCR China season reaches its climax this coming weekend (October 26/27).
The 27-year-old arrives at the newly-opened Hunan province circuit in mathematical championship contention, sitting 20 points shy of the lead heading into the final race meeting of the year.
With four podiums under his belt already this season, Lloyd knows that the title race lies in the hands of his opponent this weekend, however, the Yorkshireman is determined to sign-off his debut TCR China season on a high note.
The Dongfeng MacPro Racing Team driver also carries the hopes of the squad’s title hopes this weekend. Currently 2nd in the standings, the three-car outfit has a 36-point deficit to close in order to claim the Teams title honours in the season finale.
“We’ve had a really good season and been in championship contention all year;” said Lloyd. “The final race at Ningbo dropped us back just that bit too far, unfortunately. Although, on paper we could still claim the title, it’s really out of our hands now and down to the leader to lose.”
“There’s still a small chance, but it’s a long shot now. We’ve just got to go out there and give it our best shot this weekend.
“I really hope that we can at least clinch the Teams title. The Dongfeng Racing crew have been brilliant all year. It would be a fitting reward for all of their hard work this season. I’ve really enjoyed my time racing with the team, and in the TCR China series. Fingers crossed, we can go out in glory!”
Saturday (October 26) plays host to both back-to-back qualifying sessions at 12.05 and 12.20 (local time) ahead of race 1 at 16.50, with the final TCR China race of the season scheduled for 11.20 on Sunday (October 27).
For more information on the championship, please visit: http://www.tcrchina.com/