Daniel Lloyd will race in the 2011 VW Scirocco R-Cup, after winning a slot in the championship that is the chief support series for the DTM.
The 18-year-old was one of over 30 drivers who attended at two-day assessment program – held at the Oschersleben circuit last month – and impressed VW Motorsport bosses to win a part funded drive, after a season when budget problems prevented him from running a full campaign.
Despite these problems he still made his debut appearances in both the BTCC and British GT, scoring points in both series, including a class win the GT series' final round.
“But as the only British driver set to be in the championship I'm in a unique position,” Lloyd adds. “We're keen to identify businesses with commercial links in Germany as a partnership with us could be very beneficial.”
“We did a good job in the BTCC and British GT, we had a couple of opportunities to try and impress and seized them with both hands. Now, it's a fantastic feeling knowing Volkswagen has put faith in me for the Scirocco R-Cup next year and I intend to repay that. The test days with VW were hugely professional, I had a great time and I hope we can now secure the funding we need.”
The championship uses identical VW Scirocco car fueled by compressed natural gas, meaning the cars produces 80% less CO2 than racing with conventional petrol engines. While much of the season takes place in Germany it is scheduled to visit Britain on September 3-4 at Brands Hatch.
Any prospective sponsors who would like to support the sole British driver in the championship are invited to contact manager Tim Sugden on 01274 662538 or by emailing [email protected]