RISING racing star Daniel Lloyd has been invited to join the prestigious MSA Academy programme.

For the Scammonden racer it caps an outstanding first year of sportscar racing for the 20-year-old.

Lloyd has recently finished his debut season in Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship when he was sixth overall in the standings – gaining four podium finishes.

Exclusively an invitation-only programme, run by the governing body of UK motor racing the Motor Sports Association, the MSA Academy offers a range of courses and workshops to help facilitate the progression and development of Britain’s most highly-regarded young competitors.

Along with opportunities to meet leading figures in the industry and benefit from their experience, the MSA Academy also provides coaching with its own elite trainers to help the programme’s aspiring professional racers.

“It really is fantastic to have been invited to join the MSA Academy, it’s real recognition of all we achieved in Porsche Carrera Cup GB this season and a great way to end the year,” said Lloyd.

“Being able to draw on the experience of the MSA Academy coaches for my second season as the Porsche Scholar will be a huge bonus, I’m grateful to everyone at the MSA for this opportunity.”

Lloyd’s first involvement with the academy will come early next month at the Porsche Human Performance Centre at Silverstone, a facility he has trained at extensively this year as the Porsche Scholar.

“It is pleasing Daniel will be joining us in the MSA Academy for the next year,” said Greg Symes, academy co-ordinator.

“Daniel’s results speak for themselves and with our guidance, support and coaching, we believe he has great potential to have a highly successful career within motorsport.”