ENGINE trouble robbed race driver Daniel Lloyd of a potential first victory in America.
After speeding to debut pole position in the Skip Barber National Championship series at Sebring in Florida, Lloyd was all set to top the podium when his single-seater let him down.
The 18-year-old from Scammonden was unable to prevent a slide down the rankings because of a badly overheating engine – the result of a clogged radiator – and eventually finished 11th.
“I’m really disappointed we had the engine problem as a podium at the very least was on the cards,” said Lloyd. “Realistically, I think we could have won the race.
“Taking my first pole position was great and showed what I’m capable of in this championship. It’s just very unfortunate a problem with the car stopped me challenging for my first win – that’s motor racing though!”
Rounds five and six of the 2010 BF Goodrich/Skip Barber championship (presented by Mazda) will take place over the weekend April 24 and 25 at Virginia International Raceway.
Standings – 1 Spencer Pigot, 128 points; 2 Isaac Lyons, 121; 8 Daniel Lloyd and Scott Anderson, 89.