The Huddersfield-based driver has dominated the first four rounds of the inaugural TCR UK campaign - taking four wins from four races in the WestCoast Racing VW Golf GTI - but looked unlikely to continue his winning form with a lack of financial backing putting his season at risk.
Thankfully, a last minute reprieve with a new personal backer coming on-board means the 26-year-old will compete on the iconic 1.2 mile Indy circuit this coming weekend.
“I’m so happy to be racing again this weekend;” said Lloyd. “Its’s been a dream season so far for us on-track, but away from the circuit it’s been a really hard slog trying to track down the funding to keep racing.
“It’s frustrating to be in a position where you are leading a major championship and also then at risk of not being able to take that forward to the next round. I’m incredibly grateful to have our newest backer on-board for the Brands Hatch races.
Lloyd continued; “We’ve had a really positive response from our last release reaching out for new partners and as a result a new supporter came forward and has helped secure our grid spot for this weekend.
“We’ve had a few enquiries from potential new partners and looking ahead, we’re far more optimistic about being able to complete the rest of the season.”
Rounds 5 and 6 of the TCR UK series take place on the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit, Kent on June 2/3. Saturday June 2nd plays host to the afternoon’s free practice session at 13:25 before heading into the 30 minute qualifying session at 16:20.
Both 30 minute races take place on Sunday 3rd June at 13:20 and 15:45 with live streaming available via the official TCR UK YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcXKwJeru6Igi0Sohld6bNg
Live timing for all sessions is also available via: http://www.tsl-timing.com/Results/tcruk/