DANIEL LLOYD made a great start to his single-seater racing career at Homestead Miami Speedway in America with two top-10 finishes.
The Huddersfield driver adapted well and produced two sterling performances – the first a battling recovery drive into ninth, and the second a competitive 10th (just 1.6 seconds behind the winner!).
It’s a highly creditable start in the 2010 BF Goodrich/Skip Barber National Championship.
“It’s been a fantastic experience racing in America for the first time and I think I did a good job on my championship debut,” said Lloyd.
“The finish to race two was unbelievably close – only a few 100ths of a second covered the top three and that proves the importance of slip-streaming on the oval turns.
“I’m pleased with what we’ve achieved so far and happy with how well I’ve adapted to single-seaters.”
The second race was the highlight. Qualifying 11th fastest, he ran in the lead group of 10 cars throughout and, in a grandstand finish around the final turn of the oval banking, the 18-year-old was just over a second off a podium place. He also posted the fourth best lap of 1min 31.8sec.
Lloyd qualified 10th for the opening race. He was seventh at one stage and then last, after being forced off the track. He fought back superbly for ninth.
He races again next Wednesday to Friday at Sebring, Florida.