Daniel Lloyd had a weekend to forget during the latest rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Rockingham.
The reigning Scholarship winner was left disappointed with just seventh and sixth place’s in qualifying, but it then went from bad to worse in the races, with contact spoiling both encounters.
In the dry opening race, Lloyd maintained seventh position at the start and looked to challenge former double champion James Sutton. Late on, Lloyd had a chance to pass into Deene Hairpin, but the slightest of contact with the rear of Sutton’s car sent him spinning round. Although finishing sixth, Lloyd was later demoted to ninth behind Sutton with a sixteen second penalty.
The second race, which took place in very wet conditions, was worse for the Team Parker Racing, with contact at Deene Hairpin on the opening lap resulting in an immediate retirement.
“It’s not been a great weekend to say the least”, said Daniel, “Testing was decent but in qualifying we were a fair chunk off to be honest and just really struggled.
“In the first race I struggled massively with understeer the whole time, not much more to say than that. The contact with James [Sutton] was unfortunate, I braked late and thought the move was done but at the last second the car locked-up and we had the slightest touch – it was a real shame.
“In race two I couldn’t see anything going round the banking at the start, there was so much spray it was difficult to judge where you were on track. I saw Andy [Meyrick] on the outside and used him as a marker, then I pulled out of the spray but those in front braked hard and all of a sudden I was sandwiched between [Jonas] Gelzinis and Andy and there wasn’t anything I could do.”