OFFICIAL ROCKINGHAM TEST SEES LLOYD SECOND FASTEST AGAIN
Daniel Lloyd continued his excellent progress at the wheel of his brand new ELF Renault Clio Cup race car during official winter testing at Rockingham on Friday, 7th November -- the Scammonden youngster emerging second fastest once again, as he did at North Yorkshire's Croft Circuit a week earlier.
In only his second ever outing alongside a group of fellow Clio Cup drivers, 16-year-old Daniel produced a best time of 1m 30.962 seconds (77.12mph) during the final session of the day at Rockingham's International Super Sports Car Circuit.
Session one, which took place in wet conditions, saw the West Yorkshire racer post the fifth fastest time before improving to fourth quickest during the second of the day's test runs which started on a damp track but gradually dried towards the end. In the final outing of the day, he leapt to second fastest on his last lap in his Team Pyro run car.
"It was a good day really, to end up second fastest wasn't bad at all", explained Daniel as he reflected on his second 'official' test outing in a Clio. "In the second session we started with slick tyres on the front and wets still on the rear but then midway through we changed to full slicks.
"The last run was the best as it was properly dry. There's still plenty more time to find in both me and the car but I'm pleased with how everything is going. It's a great start and I'm really enjoying driving the Clio. Next season is obviously a long way off but the time will fly so we need to work very hard to ensure we're as close to the pace as possible."