Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Scholar Daniel Lloyd returns to Porsche Carerra Cup for 2013

Daniel Lloyd (Car 23, Left)  battles the pack during the Porsche Carerra Cup 2012
Daniel Lloyd (Car 23, Left)  battles the pack during the Porsche Carerra Cup 2012
Daniel Lloyd and Team Parker racing will team up in 2013 for an all-out challenge on the overall title in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB. After being selected for a second season as the Carrera Cup Scholarship driver, Lloyd will try to become the first driver to win the title as a Scholar.
 
The Huddersfield racer, who will celebrate his 21st birthday less than a month before the start of the 2013 season, is renewing his partnership with Team Parker Racing and says that the knowledge he gained in his debut season last year will serve him well. Lloyd was incredibly quick from the start and scored a fantastic victory in treacherous conditions at Thruxton in April, but also suffered some ups and downs across the balance of the season as he raced to sixth place in the final standings.
 
“Last year was very, very tough but I’m glad I had the problems I did because I learnt from them and it has made me a stronger driver,” said Lloyd. “I know I’m quick and it’s all about consistency this season. We’re in a very strong position and I definitely want to go for the overall title. It would be mega to win it in my second year in the Carrera Cup.”
 
Lloyd is delighted to be continuing his relationship with the team headed by Stuart Parker. “Staying with Team Parker Racing is another huge bonus,” he said. “We work really well together and it is a very good package.”
 
Parker is equally pleased to confirm the deal. “Dan had a tough but fantastic first year in the Carrera Cup,” he said. “Now he knows the team, the car and the circuits and he will be going all out to win the championship. It’s great to have such a fast and dedicated driver to spearhead the team.”
 
The 20-race Carrera Cup GB season starts at Brands Hatch on 30/31 March.