Daniel and the BTC Norlin Racing crew head to the Norfolk circuit in winning form after celebrating their maiden BTCC race win at Croft last time out. After delivering a flawless lights to flag performance at his home track on only his second competitive weekend in the #26 Honda Civic Type R, the Yorkshireman is determined to carry momentum into the second half of his campaign.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back out on the grid this weekend;” he commented. “We finished the first half of the season with the perfect score, grabbing our first ever BTCC win for both me and the team. It was a fantastic feeling and one that I’d like to repeat!”
“I’m still buzzing to be honest, and can’t wait to get back in the car.”
With the BTCC celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, a special stand-alone double distance, double point and ballast-free race will bring the weekend’s on-track action to a close on Sunday – with starting positions for the final race of the weekend determined by an extra 15 minute qualifying session.
“It’ll be tough this weekend. There’s a lot at stake with the double points on offer and the two qualifying sessions on Saturday could make things interesting.”
“We’ve got a bit of catching up to do compared to some of the other teams that attended the two day tyre test at Snetterton in the summer break;” added Lloyd. “Unfortunately, due to budget constraints, we were unable to make the test, which isn’t ideal, but it’s where we are.
“The BTC Norlin Racing team have done a brilliant job with the car since I joined at Oulton Park and the win at Croft was a mega result;” continued Lloyd; “but, we need to remember that this weekend will only be my fifth time in the car. We’re still making tweaks and trying to find the sweet spot.
“We’re going into the weekend definitely on the back foot against the majority of the grid;” concluded Lloyd. “We’re all up for it though, and the extra points give us even more to aim for!”
Rounds 16, 17 and 18 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship takes place on the Snetterton 300 circuit in Norfolk on July 28/29.
Saturday (July 28) plays host to two free practice sessions at 09.30 and 12.10 before the first customary 30 minute qualifying session at 15.10 -15.40, with the additional ballast-free qualifying session for the special anniversary race taking place at 17.40 – 17.55.
Live coverage of both qualifying sessions can be viewed online at: http://www.itv.com/btcc/qualifying-live with live timing for all sessions available at: http://www.tsl-timing.com/event/183003
Sunday’s (July 29) opening two races are scheduled for 11.30 and 13.50, with the extended double distance, double point contest scheduled for 17.15 with live full-day coverage on ITV4, ITV4HD and online at itv.com/hub/itv4 from 10.30-18.30.