SCAMMONDEN racer Daniel Lloyd got his Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship push off to a positive start at Brands Hatch.
Racing on the Indy Circuit Lloyd landed a deserved podium finish, in front of the live ITV4 cameras, at a freezing cold Kent track.
Lloyd showed his ability to bounce back after a disappointing start to the meeting.
The Team Parker Racing driver did not finish Saturday afternoon’s first race, but the 21-year-old driver worked his way through from fifth on the grid in race two on Sunday to take an impressive top three result.
“I’m really pleased with that result,” said Lloyd.
“Obviously we had a disaster of a start to the season on Saturday, and then starting from fifth on the grid on Sunday it was always going to be hard as well.
“You can’t really expect much at this track and it was a dry race and a level playing field, so to get on the podium from fifth is great – I’m really happy.
“It was a nice clean race, I didn’t make any mistakes and we had good pace throughout.
“I was a little bit disappointed there was coolant on the track at the end as I think I would have had a shot at getting to Jonas Gelzinis in second, but it is what it is and I’m still pleased with third.”
In the first race Lloyd had ended up in the gravel after a tangle with Rory Butcher on the Paddock Hill Bend on lap six of the opening race.
“The first race was just one of those things unfortunately,” explained Lloyd.
“Rory took a really wide line to square the corner off, I stuck to my normal line – the racing line – but when we got to the middle of the corner we tapped each other and that was it, I just spun out.
“It wasn’t what we wanted but I’m happy we hit back with a good podium in race two.”
Donington Park in Leicestershire will host races three and four of the competition on April 20-21.