Reigning TCR UK champion Dan Lloyd has sealed a deal to take part in the TCR Europe series in 2019, racing a second Honda Civic Type R for the Slovakian Brutal Fish Racing Team.
Lloyd has also signed up to race in the TCR China series in 2019, where he made his first appearance in a Honda in Zhuhai last weekend.
The Brit was seen in the paddock for the first TCR Europe event of the year at the Hungaroring, and he has now inked a deal to race alongside Martin Ryba at Brutal Fish from the second event at the Hockenheimring.
“I am really excited to join Brutal Fish Racing Team,” said Lloyd. “I have been working with Martin and the crew for the past month and been aiming for a seat in the TCR Europe series for a long time. So, it is great for the two of us to come together.
“After my success in TCR UK last year, I was really looking forward to jump in a series on the highest level and thanks to Brutal Fish I have this opportunity.
“The team has a great spirit; it is like family and definitely the best breakfast and coffee in the paddock!”
Team owner Ryba emphasised the team’s ambitions in recruiting Lloyd, as the outfit aims to move further up the TCR grid in the future.
“About a month ago, we started talking to Daniel, and right from the start I knew that we are on the same line, in both working and human relations.
“Daniel is a very fast, ambitious and technically skilled driver with the highest expectations. For him we will run a second Honda Civic that we have rented from JAS Motorsport until the end of the season.
“As a relatively new team in the TCR family, we see this as an opportunity to get to the top of the ranking.
“For me as an old-aged but unrestrained driver is a great opportunity to move forward and use all the potential that Daniel will bring to our team.
“And as everybody in the paddock knows about Brutal Fish, it is very important for Daniel to fulfil our requirements for lifestyle and fun… and he is good at this as well…”