DANIEL LLOYD, the Scammonden teenage car racer, was disappointed after finishing fifth in the 14th round of the Ginetta Junior Championship at Snetterton.
Although maintaining third position in the driver standings the 16-year-old was deflated with the outcome having challenged strongly for a podium placing from the fourth lap of the race onwards.
Starting from sixth on the grid, Lloyd made a great getaway and challenged title rival Zamparelli into the Esses although the latter managed to seize the place back going through the Bomb Hole.
On lap two Lloyd fought back well and struck at the same spot to take fourth place but.by the final lap, rival drivers Josh Hill and series leader Dino Zamparelli, forced him from third place to fifth place at the Esses by virtue of the duo’s greater engine speed down the lengthy Revett straight.
“I’m quite disappointed we couldn’t be on the podium this weekend but we just didn’t have the speed down the long straight and that’s what hurt us,” said the Tockwith Motorsport racer.
“We scored some average points and today’s race was good fun but we got the worst of the situation on the last lap. It’s a shame but we’ll be back!”
Lloyd, the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Stars of Tomorrow Scholarship winner, will be back in action when Oulton Park hosts round 15 next weekend.
“I’m really looking forward to Oulton Park,” said Lloyd. “It’s a proper driver’s circuit and I think we’ll go well there. I want to be back on the podium but, more than that, I want to win again. That’s the aim and hopefully we’ll be able to make it happen.”
Ginetta Junior Championship Positions (after Round 14): 1 Dino Zamparelli 395pt, 2nd Thomas Carnaby, 340, 3rd Daniel Lloyd 296.