Lloyd looking to carry winning form into TCR Europe campaign

6th June 2019, 17:07

Lloyd looking to carry winning form into TCR Europe campaign

Daniel Lloyd heads to Belgium this coming weekend, as the TCR Europe Series blasts back into action on the iconic Spa- Francorchamps circuit (June 8/9).

The 27 year-old arrives at the GP track in winning form, straight off the back of a dominant double-race-winning performance in the TCR China series. Joining the Slovakian-based Brutal Fish Racing Team for the second time, Lloyd is hoping to carry momentum into his European campaign following a challenging debut in Hockenheim.

“I can’t wait to get back to Spa this weekend;” commented Lloyd. “We didn’t get off to the best start in Germany, so I’m hoping to have a bit more luck on my side this time out.

“I’ve raced at Spa a few times over the years, but never in a touring car. I’m really interested to see how it plays out with this grid. It’s a very long lap and times are really close on the TCR Europe package so a strong qualifying result will be vital.”

Lloyd faces fierce competition on the notoriously unforgiving circuit, with a packed grid of 34 cars confirmed for rounds 5 and 6. The #123 Honda Civic Type R TCR machine is also 20kg lighter; having dropped the late-entry ballast the Yorkshireman was forced to carry at the Hockenheimring.

“I’m feeling confident;” added Lloyd. “It’s a very competitive line-up in Spa, but we showed that we had the pace in Hockenheim. We were just very unlucky. We’re lighter this time out as well, which should make a big difference here.

“I’m aiming for the podium this weekend. There’s no reason why that can’t happen. All the pieces are there, we just need a clean run.”

Saturday, 8th June plays hosts to qualifying for rounds 5 & 6, scheduled for 09.30 and 10.05 local time (CET), ahead of race 1 at 13.50, with race 2 scheduled for at 12.00 on Sunday, 9th June.

Live timing for qualifying can be found at: http://europe.tcr-series.com/
Live streaming of both races can be found at: http://www.tcr-series.tv/europe/