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Braking problems hamper Dan Lloyd’s progress in Hockenheim Race 2

Dan Lloyd’s Germany weekend was “a weekend to forget”, with the Briton’s 13th place finish in Race 2 his best result on his TCR Europe series debut, with a braking issue on his Honda Civic TCR ruling out any chance of a strong result.

Lloyd retired on the second lap of the first race after an incident with the DG Sport Peugeot of Aurélien Comte, which had earned him a five-place penalty for Sunday’s race, dropping him from third to eighth on the grid.

From there, he fell to 13th, struggling for pace due to a brake problem on his repaired Brutal Fish Racing Team Honda.

“We had an issue with the brakes. Even on the green flag lap the brake pedal was soft and long,” said Lloyd to TouringCarTimes.

“I stayed off the brake to the grid, but even on lap one it was very long. The Honda’s biggest strength is the brakes, and if you don’t have that strength, then it screws you. My pace was a second, a second and a half off the guys at the front, so it was a struggle to even maintain 11th or 12th position.

“The only positive from this weekend was that I had great pace in qualifying, otherwise it’s a weekend to forget in terms of racing and move on to Spa.”