Dan Lloyd hit with five place grid drop for Stewart Lines contact

Dan Lloyd hit with five place grid drop for Stewart Lines contact

Dan Lloyd
Photo: TCR UK

Dan Lloyd has been handed a five-place grid penalty for his next TCR UK series race, as well as being given three points on his licence, for the contact with Stewart Lines in race two at Oulton Park.

Lloyd’s Volkswagen made contact with the CUPRA of Lines heading into Cascades on the seventh lap of the race, knocking him out of the final podium position and also costing Lloyd a place to Ollie Taylor.

The incident was investigated after the race and the WestCoast Racing driver was adjudged to be at fault, with the stewards also putting three points on his racing licence.

It is the second time this year that Lloyd has received a penalty for contact, with the Huddersfield racer also being penalised for contact with Taylor at Castle Combe last time out.

Lloyd leaves Oulton Park with a 93-point lead at the head of the standings, meaning that he would still lead the series even if he did not participate in the next round at Croft in September.