Daniel Lloyd Aiming For Podium Finish At Nurburgring

Daniel Lloyd says that a podium finish is his aim as he races at the Nurburgring for the first time in the sixth round of the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup this weekend.

The 19-year-old currently lies third in the standings in his rookie season in the category. He scored a pole position and second place finish on his debut at Hockenheim, before a difficult weekend at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. He put that behind him with a victory at Lausitz and then finished fourth last time out at the Norisring.

“Nurburgring looks an amazing track so I'm really looking forward to getting out there,” he said. “I went on the simulator to get an idea of what to expect but that was on the Grand Prix track and we'll be on the shorter track so I'll have to get to grips with that.

“Every track so far has been new to me but we've been able to get up to speed quickly and there's no reason why that shouldn't be the case next weekend either. Some of the others have got experience at the Nurburgring so I'll be playing catch-up a bit but I'm aiming for a podium – that would be great.

“Mateusz (Lisowski – championship leader) and Ola (Nilsson – tied with Lloyd in the standings) will definitely be tough to beat, they're the most consistent drivers I'm up against and they're very quick. There are a lot of good drivers in the championship though, it's proven to be really close so far this year and I'm sure it's going to be like that to the end of the season.”