Huddersfield racer Daniel Lloyd secured his eighth podium of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB season at Rockingham – and a maiden pole position on the grid.
However, the 21-year-old Scammonden racer had to settle for second place in round 16 of the championship, coming home behind Rory Butcher.
The first race, round 15, was not the best for Lloyd as he ended up with a ‘did not finish’ having run his Porsche 911 GT3 into a gravel trap.
But he took his place at the front of the grid for the second race and was disappointed not to have made the most of his chance.
“I’m a little bit gutted I didn’t win the race,” said Team Parker driver Lloyd.
“It was a tough race, I was quicker in places than Rory (Butcher) but just couldn’t find a way back past him.
“My tyres started to go off from about lap 10, I started sliding about a lot then so couldn’t risk too much after that.
“It’s good to finish off the meeting on the podium, overall we haven’t had the results we wanted, especially starting on pole for both races, but there are still a lot of positives to take away.
“Qualifying was obviously the best performance we’ve delivered all season, hopefully we can carry that forward to the next round.”
The Silverstone National Circuit in Northamptonshire will host the penultimate two races of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB season on September 28-29.