DOUBLE race winner Daniel Lloyd can’t wait for the second half of the Ginetta Junior Championship to get under way at Snetterton this weekend.
Scammonden’s Lloyd is aiming to continue an outstanding debut year of car racing with another couple of podium finishes in Norfolk, where he has recently done some successful testing.
The 16-year-old, who has just concluded his GCSE studies at Huddersfield Grammar School, is now able to channel even more focus into his racing commitments.
Almost five weeks on from his dominant performance at Croft in North Yorkshire, where he achieved his first Ginetta Junior pole position and went on to claim a truly outstanding pair of race victories, Daniel is keen to continue the sparkling run of form which began with his first career podium at Donington Park in early May.
“I think Snetterton will be more difficult than Croft was, as it’s a very fast circuit which will aid the slipstream, keeping the racing very close,” said Lloyd.
“I’m sure we’ll be on the pace and we definitely have a chance to do well. My aim is to score as many points as we can and I think we can realistically fight for a couple of top three finishes.”
Having never raced at Snetterton before, the British Racing Drivers’ Club Stars of Tomorrow Scholarship winner will head into battle with very little knowledge of the track, but he isn’t fazed in the least after that successful testing.
Lloyd added: “The test we did went well, we didn’t have any problems with the set-up and I was able to run pretty quickly.
“It was more a day for me to learn the circuit really, but the pace we showed has given me a lot of confidence as we were faster than we originally thought we would be. I can’t wait to be back racing again, I’m raring to go!”
Following pre-event testing on Friday, the Ginetta Junior youngsters will have a further 15 minute free practice on Saturday ahead of qualifying. The 13th round starts at 4.30. Round 14 is on Sunday at 3.05.