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.

Lloyd, however, still needs to raise 50,000 euros before the end of February before he can take his place on the grid, something Lloyd acknowledges will be a “massive challenge”.

“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 daniellloydracing@googlemail.com