Daniel Lloyd Relishing McLaren Return at Zandvoort


Daniel Lloyd is raring to get behind the wheel of the Bhai Tech Racing McLaren MP4-12C again next weekend as the Blancpain Sprint Series heads to Zandvoort.

Lloyd,  who drives alongside Sten Pentus in the #61 McLaren, is aiming for a top ten finish for the first time this season, with the pair so far having a best finish of tenth at Brands Hatch during the qualifying race, with the duo then going on to finish twelve in the main race.

“We’re feeling positive going into Zandvoort“, said the 22-year-old. “We had two test days out at the Slovakia Ring last week; it was good to get back behind the wheel of the McLaren and good to have some time in the car after such a big break in the calendar since Brands.

“The top 10 has to be the aim next weekend. We had the pace to be in the point’s last time out so hopefully we can do that at Zandvoort. I’d love to try and get in the top five or six but we’ll have to see where we are after practice and qualifying.

“I’ve never been to Zandvoort before but the track looks awesome, I’m really looking forward to racing there”, he added. “Blancpain Endurance was fantastic but I’m looking forward just as much to being back in the Sprint Series, you’re properly flat out there start-to-finish and the two race format is more what I’ve been used to. Hopefully it’ll be a good weekend.”

Free practice at Zandvoort takes place on Friday, July 4, qualifying and the qualifying race will take place on Saturday, July 5, at 08.00 (UK time) and 12.45 (UK time). On Sunday, July 6, warm-up will begin at 08.00 (UK time) with the main race starting at 10.45 (UK time).