Bidford team Power Maxed Racing continue their podium streak at Donington Park
POWER Maxed Racing continued their podium run at Donington Park in the latest rounds of the British Touring Car Championship.
Dan Lloyd stepped onto the rostrum twice for the Bidford-based team last time out at Silverstone and backed this up with a second-placed finish in the opening race of the weekend at Donington.
Qualifying on Saturday could not have gone any better for team, with Lloyd claiming second place on the grid with a time of 1:09.027 and team-mate Jason Plato was right behind him in third after clocking 1:09.147.
The first race on Sunday would see a good start for Lloyd before the Hudderfield-born racer set the fastest lap of the session so far on lap seven.
He would eat away at the gap between him and the Honda of former champion Gordon Shedden, but would ultimately be unable to pass him, crossing the line in second for a third podium in four races.
Plato would also make a good start, but dropped a couple of places and would eventually settle for sixth.
Thanks to his second-placed finish, Lloyd would be carrying 66kgs of success ballast in the next race, the most he's ever carried in the car.
This would leave him struggling to get a clean start, but still came home in a solid fifth place to pick up more valuable points for the team.
Plato's luck ran out somewhat in this session, with an early incident with Chris Smiley pushing him wide through no fault of his own.
This would set him up for the rest of the race and eventually finished in a disappointing 18th, thanks to the addition of 33kgs of success ballast.
Race three would see Lloyd start in seventh following the reverse grid draw.
Despite a five-second penalty for starting out of his grid box, Lloyd put in a stellar drive to finish where he started, claiming the fastest front-wheel drive lap of the session at the same time.
Despite being right in the thick of the main pack for the majority of the race, Plato would drive hard, eventually making up three places by the close.
This would see him cross the line 15th, capturing some vital points in the process.