Dan Lloyd: Race two victory ‘an awesome result’

Dan Lloyd: Race two victory ‘an awesome result’

Dan Lloyd
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Dan Lloyd says taking victory in the second TCR UK Series race at Knockhill is ‘an awesome result’ after he was able to maintain his unbeaten run in the championship.

From ninth on the grid Lloyd carved his way through the field to secure a fourth straight win in the new touring car series, passing Josh Price for the win on the eleventh lap.

The double victory in Scotland means the Leeds-based racer now has a 66-point advantage at the head of the championship standings.

“It was good fun,” said Lloyd. “I planned to take that race quite safe, but you’ve got to capitalise on stuff when it’s there and that’s what I did.

“I had a good start and then just settled down and got going, so it’s an awesome result.”

Like race one, the second race featured a safety car period in the closing stages, meaning Lloyd again had to handle a restart to see off the challenge from Price behind.

“I got past Josh and my pace was great, but to be honest the tyres started dropping off quite a bit, so I was a bit gutted to see the safety car again. I had in my mind what I was going to do at the restart and really took off again.

“If you make one small mistake coming over the hill you’re a sitting duck into the first corner, so it had to be absolutely perfect.

“I planned to go really early in the middle of the chicane in first gear and to get the pull up the hill and it worked perfectly.”

Lloyd thanked the WestCoast Racing team for their work in helping him to maintain his unbeaten run, even though he has yet to confirm his participation for the rest of the season.

“Big thanks to the WestCoast Racing boys this weekend as they’ve done job an amazing job putting in so much hard work.”