Dan Lloyd joins Bidford team Power Maxed Racing for first full British Touring Car Championship assault
NEW recruit Dan Lloyd says he can’t wait to start working alongside British Touring Car Championship legend Jason Plato after signing for Power Maxed Racing.
Lloyd is no stranger to the TOCA paddock, bagging a race win during his part-campaign of the 2018 season, as well as taking the overall title in the 2009 Renault Clio UK Winter Cup.
Despite contesting rounds in a number of BTCC seasons, 2021 will be Lloyd’s first full championship assault with Bidford-based PMR.
Lloyd has earned a reputation as a force to be reckoned with within the world of touring cars, having taken the TCR-UK title in 2018, winning eight of 14 races. scoring podiums at all but two.
In 2019 and 2020, he took on the European TCR Championship, winning races during both seasons, before making the decision to return to BTCC for the upcoming season.
Both PMR and Lloyd have voiced their intentions for this to turn into a multi-year deal, and are gearing up to mount a strong championship attack from the off.
Lloyd said: “I’m mega-excited to be racing back in the UK, and this will be the first time I’ll be heading into the championship with some pre-season testing under my belt.
“I’ve always been thrown in at the deep end a little bit, so I can’t wait to get stuck in to the programme.
"I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity and really looking forward to not only working with the team, but also learning from Jason and his vast experience.”
Team principal Adam Weaver said: “I’m really excited to have Dan joining us. He’s a driver that’s always been on our radar and has always impressed when he’s been on the grid in the past.
“I don’t think anyone can argue that, with the right equipment underneath him, he’s a genuine championship contender, and with the championship’s most successful driver ever alongside him, we certainly think we have one of the strongest pairings on the grid this season.”