Daniel Lloyd praises WestCoast Racing after winning TCR UK opener

Daniel Lloyd praises WestCoast Racing after winning TCR UK opener

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Daniel Lloyd praised the efforts of WestCoast Racing after he steered his Volkswagen Golf GTi to a composed victory in the TCR UK Series opener at Silverstone.

Lloyd made a perfect start from pole position and saw off the early threat from Aiden Moffat’s Alfa Romeo Giulietta, taking the chequered flag 2.255 seconds clear.

It also represented the first dry running the 13-strong field had encountered on the 1.6 mile National circuit after inclement conditions thus far over the Easter weekend, but Lloyd managed his tyres to perfection to continue his run of maximum points.

“It feels awesome, I’m really over the moon with that,” said Lloyd.

“It was a tough race, as it always is at this circuit, and it was a long one too. I did a good job at the start and got a gap and then just controlled the pace from there, as well as looking after the tyres because the degradation is big here.

“It was only a last minute deal to get out here this weekend in the WestCoast Racing Volkswagen Golf GTi, we’re working really hard to try and come back for the rest of the season. The team have done a fantastic job, it’s my first weekend with them and I can’t fault them in any way whatsoever.”

The second race is scheduled to begin at 16:05 GMT.