MG Duo Move On From ‘Unfortunate’ Race One Incident At Donington

by Dan Mason

Triple Eight drivers Aron Taylor-Smith and Daniel Lloyd both described their coming together as ‘unfortunate’ in the opening Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship race at Donington Park.

The two Triple Eight MGs made contact at Redgate in the latter stages of the opening 16-lapper at Donington, both leaving the circuit at Craner Curve as a result of the damage.

Lloyd’s car speared off into the barriers, while Taylor-Smith limped back to the pits with a puncture to finish the race one lap down in 24th position.

Taylor-Smith said that both drivers will move on quickly from the incident, saying “it’s just really unfortunate. It gave us a puncture and that was all the damage we suffered. It’s not worth falling out over and all is good. Such is life.”

Speaking afterwards, Lloyd said “it was a shame. I got a smack up the backside and Aron was coming around me. I got hit from behind in a battle with Jeff Smith and Josh Cook and then, as I was coming across, Aron was on the inside and his front wheel just touched my rear wheel.

“The rest is history. It’s a shame because we were going really well.

“The car is coping a lot better so it’s disappointing that it had to end that way.”

Photo: BTCC Media

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