DANIEL LLOYD is hoping for more podium success at Silverstone this weekend when he races in the Ginetta Junior Championship.
The Scammonden-based teenager has three race wins under his belt this season, including last time out at Knockhill.
And the 16-year-old knows a brace of good results at the Northamptonshire circuit will boost his chances of finishing the season inside the coveted championship top three.
At present, Lloyd trails Josh Hill – son of Britain’s last Formula One World Champion, Damon – by 37 points in the driver standings but with 35 points available for a win and bonus points up for grabs for pole position and fastest lap, everything could change by just over a week from now.
Silverstone’s short 1.64-mile National Circuit will certainly lend itself to top end power and with the Tollbar Racing team of Hill and Thomas Carnaby having enjoyed most success at power circuits this year, Lloyd knows he will have to fight incredibly hard.
He said: “I’m not sure what to expect at Silverstone as far as our own competitiveness goes but I do think we should be able to fight for the podium.
“Tollbar will be very quick as they have been at all of the power circuits this year.
“The track is very wide for the Junior cars so there should be some good chances for overtaking.”