Daniel Lloyd is to make an unexpected debut in the TUDOR United SporsCar Championship this weekend, with the Briton set to drive the #18 Muehlner Motorsports America Porsche 911 GT-America at Petit Le Mans.
The deal, which came late on Sunday night, will see the Huddersfield born driver make his debut at the Road Atlanta track tomorrow, October 2, with qualifying and the race following over the weekend.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of one of the really big races and to, hopefully, get my name out there with a few people in America,” said Lloyd. “The race is just before the Daytona 24 Hours, so it’s perfect timing for me to try and get my foot in the door over there.
“I don’t know who my team-mates are going to be yet, but the main aim is to go out there and try and showcase what I can do.”
So far this season Lloyd has raced in a range of series, with his most significant result this season to date being a class podium at the Menzo 24 Hours of Zolder, with the 2012/13 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Scholarship winner suffering heart break at the Spa 24 Hours after a huge shunt for team mate Andrew Howard in the Beechdean Aston Martin Racing ending his race before it began.
“Obviously, I wouldn’t be able to do this without my fantastic sponsors and I want to thank them for making this opportunity possible. It’s going to be a big challenge but the experience I’ve had in the two Blancpain Endurance Series races I did this year should stand me in good stead.”