Parker Racing driver Daniel Lloyd has kicked off 2012 with a challenging day at the annual 'Get Race Fit' day at the Porsche Experience Centre, hosted by FIA Formula One World Championship driver Mark Webber.
The day included physical challenges to test his race fitness along with sessions on the i-Zone Performance race simulate and advice on sports nutrition.
Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber hosted a Q & A session offering expert advice to the drivers taking part in the day.
“The day was absolutely mega”, said Lloyd, “We started off with a nutrional talk and a chance to talk with Mark and ask him about how he prepared for an F1 weekend. After that we had a Yoga session, which was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be, but I learned some really useful things that'll definitely help my training.
“After lunch, there was a Q&A session with Mark – it felt weird talking to such a superstar of F1, he's a really down to earth guy though. To get that high in motor sport, to achieve so much and yet still be a 'normal' guy was fantastic to see. Winning the shoot-out at i-Zone was a great way to top off the day and meeting Mark really gives you the inspiration to work harder than ever to try and reach the top.”
Lloyd is now focussing his preparations on his first test of 2012 with Team Parker Racing which will take place next month. The season gets underway on 31 March/1 April at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit as support to the British Touring Car Championship.