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Lloyd secures UK Postal sponsorship deal

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Eighteen year old Huddersfield racer Daniel Lloyd has secured a key sponsorship deal with TNT UK – part of the global TNT Group.

Lloyd, who is currently competing over in America in the BF Goodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda single seater Championship made his name known during the two season's he featured on the British Touring Car Championship support package.

The Yorkshire teenager won the Stars of Tomorrow BRDC Scholarship in karting, this providing the springboard to his graduation into car racing, and for the 2008 season he raced with Tockwith Motorsport in the Ginetta Junior Championship, taking three wins and a further two podium finishes en route to fourth place in the Championship.

2009 saw Lloyd make the move into the Elf Renault Clio Cup with leading outfit Total Control Racing, and impressed with a season of constant improvements, and ended up taking four top six results and another eight top ten finishes as he took eleventh overall in the Championship, and took his maiden car racing title later in the year when he won the Elf Renault Clio Cup winter series crown.

Lloyd will carry the leading UK postal operator TNT UK on his race car and his crash helmet during the 2010 season as part of the sponsorship agreement.

With the announcement of the deal with Lloyd, the Managing Director of TNT Post in the North, Andy Goddard commented: “We are very happy to support such a bright, young sporting talent. Daniel has already proven he is one of the UK's top young racing drivers so we're delighted to help support his first season of racing in America. TNT Post is known for its quality of service and efficiency, leading us to a shared goal with Daniel; to be the best.”

The former Stars of Tomorrow BARC Scholarship winner added about the deal: “I'm obviously delighted to be involved with TNT Post and I want to thank it for the support. I'm very proud to have such a fantastic brand associated with my racing this season and I aim to deliver as much success as I possibly can throughout the course of the year.”

The switch from tin top racing into open wheel racing has proved fruitful thus far, the four races that he has competed in has seen a double top ten result on his debut at the Homestead Miami Speedway in early March before securing his maiden top five finish and pole position during the two races which supported the American Le Mans Series Twelve Hours of Sebring, Florida.

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