“Mega” weekend sees Dan Lloyd extends his points lead
Dan Lloyd has hailed the second round of the TCR UK Touring Car Championship season, its first visit to Knockhill, as “mega” after another double-win.
The WestCoast Racing driver dominated the whole weekend at the Fife circuit having taken two wins and topping both practice and qualifying.
The Huddersfield local led from start to finish to take the opening race at a canter while carnage reigned behind him.
He then repeated his clean sweep performance of Silverstone by charging through from ninth on the grid to beat Josh Price in Race 2.
“This weekend has been mega. I planned to take the second 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,” Lloyd said.
“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.
“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.“Big thanks to the WestCoast Racing boys this weekend as they’ve done job an amazing job putting in so much hard work.”
Lloyd was however made to sweat after qualifying on Saturday after his Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR was found to be underweight along with four other cars.
The car was weighed again on Sunday morning and after an appeal and his relegation to the back of the grid was rescinded.
“It was unclear last night. Apparently we were underweight and the stewards investigated it. They then realised I wasn’t and then took the decision to keep me on pole.
“It was just a bit of confusion that sorted itself out in the end.”
Lloyd’s championship lead has been extended to 66 points over nearest rival, WestCoast team-mate Andreas Bäckman.