LLOYD RIGHT ON PACE DURING DONINGTON GENERAL TEST
Donington Park National Circuit in Leicestershire played host to Daniel Lloyd's latest ELF Renault Clio Cup test outing yesterday, Thursday, 20th November -- quite possibly the 16-year-old's final track outing of the year as he seeks to conserve budget for his 2009 campaign.
At the wheel of his Team Pyro run car, Scammonden based Daniel emerged from Thursday's general test session as the fastest of the Clio drivers taking part as he continued to adapt to his 2.0-litre racer in impressive style.
With a wide variety of machinery on track at the Castle Donington circuit, including Formula Renault and Formula 3 single-seaters, it was difficult for anyone to string together a series of uncompromised laps but Daniel was still very pleased with his day's work.
"Donington went well, it was an open pit-lane so there were a lot of different cars on track which made getting clear laps quite difficult", said Daniel, "We were still quick though and we tried a few different things with the car too which worked so we're very pleased with the progress we're making."
Having already secured backing for his debut season in the ELF Renault Clio Cup from West Yorkshire businesses Propack and The Workplace, the teenage ace is pressing on in his efforts to attract additional sponsorship to help ensure he can embark on a full pre-season testing programme in the New Year.
Delighted to have a solid financial foundation on which to build a full package of funding, the Ginetta Junior Championship race winner and former British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) Scholarship Winner would like to hear from any further potential backers who are keen to enjoy the benefits of supporting one of the UK's most talented and promising saloon car racers.
With the ELF Renault Clio Cup enjoying an even more prominent position on the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship support package than the Ginetta Junior series he competed in during 2008, Daniel's racing next year will reach a bigger audience both at the track, in the print media and on television.
Daniel added: "It's fantastic to have sponsorship secured already for my first season in Clios but to ensure I can have a full pre-season testing programme too, we need to try and gain more backing. There are lots of benefits for sponsors, commercially and from a corporate hospitality point of view, so hopefully more investors and companies will want to experience the benefits."