Daniel Lloyd searching for points finishes at Oulton Park

Credit: Jakob Ebrey
Credit: Jakob Ebrey

Daniel Lloyd is targeting points finishes this weekend as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship heads to Oulton Park.

In 2016 Lloyd made his first front row start at the Cheshire circuit in the Eurotech Racing Honda Civic, and only just missed out on pole position by just 0.019 of a second.

This year the 25-year-old returns with MG Racing RCIB Insurance as he looks to put his massive accident at Thruxton behind him.

“I’m looking forward to bouncing back from a tough weekend at Thruxton;” said Lloyd. “Oulton Park is one of my favourite circuits. It’s one of the closest tracks to home and we always have fantastic local support there from fans and sponsors – many of whom are coming along at the weekend.”

Lloyd has only managed to finish in the points two times from nine races this season but the Triple Eight team have been working hard to up the pace of the MG6.

“It’s no secret that we’ve been struggling this season, but with the change over to the new suspension kit this year combined with the new Dunlop tyre and limited pre-season testing it’s been a really steep learning curve for us all;” explained Lloyd.

“Hopefully the things that we picked up from our recent test at Croft will be more relevant here and we’ll be able to stay out of trouble and make some progress.

“The MG Racing RCIB Insurance crew have done a brilliant job to get the car ready for this weekend and have been working non-stop to get us back on the front foot;”

“The guys have been busy at the rig since Thruxton, working on the dampers and we’ve made some pretty big changes to the MG6 for Oulton, so hopefully that work will start to pay off in results this weekend.”