Huddersfield youngster Daniel Lloyd is looking ahead to a career double when he makes his single seater racing debut over in America, in the 2010 BF Goodrich/Skip Barber National Championship presented by Mazda at the Homestead Miami Speedway over the 5th to 7th March, as part of the support package for the Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series.
Lloyd, who has only raced in saloons in his career, announced recently that he would leave them behind and start afresh in single seaters as he aims to become a professional race driver. He acknowledges that the switch from tin tops to single seaters will not be an easy one but this is a challenge he is looking to embrace.
Next weekend will see Lloyds American debut, and his first official test session will come a day before the 2010 curtain raiser, on the 4th March, Daniel's 18th Birthday. The 2009 Elf Renault Clio Cup Winter Series Champion will be facing the toughest challenge of his short career.
“Everything has happened really quickly since we took the decision at the beginning of the month to race in America”, explained Daniel, “It's going to be a huge learning curve switching from the Renault Clio to a single-seater, and especially on circuits I've never been to before.
“It's obviously going to take time for us to adapt sufficiently to the Skip Barber cars but it's a very exciting point in my career and a challenge I'm really looking forward to. My aim for the first event is two consistent race finishes, if we can lay down some solid foundations during the season-opener I'll be very pleased.”