After two seasons in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Daniel Lloyd will move into international GT racing this season after signing on for two races in the Blancpain Endurance Series with Beechdean AMR.
The deal will see the force Porsche GB Scholarchip winner race with the team at the Silverstone round of the championship, as well as at the Total 24 Hours of Spa. For the July event, the jewel in the crown of the Blancpain series, Lloyd will join Beechdean regulars Jonny Adam and Andrew Howard – also the team principal – as well as Aston Martin works driver Stefan Mucke, who claimed pole position for last year’s race with the team.
The full line up for the Silverstone race in late May has yet to be finalised.
“Racing with Beechdean at Spa and Silverstone is going to be a massive step-up for my career,” said Lloyd, “joining such a professional factory team is a huge opportunity and teaming-up with Stefan, Jonny and Andrew for the Spa 24 Hours is unbelievable. I really can’t thank Andrew and Aston Martin Racing enough for having the faith in me to be part of such a fantastic line-up.”
“The Aston is a mega car, absolutely awesome, and to be able to benefit from the experience of guys like Stefan and Jonny is priceless for my career development. The dream has always been to race at Le Mans one day, that’s been a goal from day one really, so to have this opportunity to take part in a 24 Hour race like Spa with such a successful team is amazing.”
Lloyd won the Porsche scholarship for the 2012 season after a season in the Germany based VW Scirocco R-Cup. In two years in the UK Porsche series he won two races and stood on the podium a further dozen times, finishing fourth in the championship in 2013.
He will get his first laps behind the wheel of Beechdean’s V12 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in testing at Silverstone later this month before his race debut at the three hour race on the Northamptonshire track a month later.