Eurotech Racing will expand to a three-car Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship outfit from Thruxton onwards, with Daniel Lloyd joining the Honda squad.
Lloyd previously raced in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Blancpain Endurance Series, British GT and the United Sportscar Championship, but also enjoyed a BTCC run in a Triple Eight Vauxhall Vectra back in 2010 at Croft.
“I tested with the team ahead of the season and I was immediately impressed with the way it operated,” said Lloyd.
“I have been looking to do the British Touring Car Championship for a long, long time and it is the biggest championship in the country.
“It is going to be a step in to the unknown for me to start with, but I want to get familiar with the car quickly and be challenging for podiums – although starting at Thruxton is going to be an eye-opener. I need to gain confidence, but with the crew around me I am sure that won’t take long.”
Team principal and driver, Jeff Smith, said: “This is exactly the situation we wanted the team to find itself in. It is vital for our future that we have a strong, young driver who help push the entire programme forwards.
“Dan is keen to help Martin [Depper] and myself move up the grid and we can all learn lessons from each other. This is an important step for Eurotech Racing.”
The team have been loaned the final TBL from TOCA for the remainder of the 2016 season.