Daniel Lloyd has his eyes firmly set on collecting more silverware as he heads to Germany this week for the fifth meeting of the TCR Europe Series at the Motorsport Arena in Oschersleben (August 3-4).
The reigning TCR UK Champion arrives at the 3.67km circuit in excellent form after claiming his maiden TCR Europe podium for the Brutal Fish Racing Team during a dramatic weekend of action on Austria’s Red Bull Ring earlier this month.
“I’m hopeful of another strong weekend in Germany;” commented Lloyd. “We’re coming off the back of our most successful result so far in Austria. We know that the Honda is performing well, but I think we will have a battle on our hands against the Hyundai’s, especially on such a high-speed circuit. We’re also carrying an extra 20kg this weekend, so we’ll need to manage our tyres well.”
27-year-old Lloyd last raced here in 2017, where he claimed his first-ever TCR International podium with a P2 finish for the Craft Bamboo Racing squad.
“I love the circuit. I have happy memories of racing here;” added the ABRACS and Mend-A-Hose-backed racer. “I took my first-ever TCR International podium here a couple of years ago, so I’m looking forward to a return visit.
“We’ve had a slow-burn start to the season, but getting our first podium at the Red Bull Ring was a great boost. We really deserved that result. I’m hopeful that we can carry that momentum into this weekend, and collect some more silverware and points in Germany.”
Rounds 9 and 10 of the TCR Europe Series gets underway with two 30-minute free-practice sessions scheduled for 13.40 and 16.00 on Friday (2 August). Qualifying takes place from 09.50-10.25 on Saturday (3 August) ahead of the opening race of the weekend at 13.40, with Sunday (4 August) playing host to race 2 at 13.30.
All times are local (GMT+2).