Huddersfield driver Daniel Lloyd to team up with Jason Plato on his BTCC return

Daniel Lloyd will make his return to the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship this season after joining the Power Maxed Car Care Racing team.

BTCC RETURN: Daniel Lloyd has joined Power Maxed Car Care Racing. Picture: Jakob Ebrey.

The Huddersfield driver will partner double BTCC champion - and most successful driver in the history of the series - Jason Plato, in one of the team’s Vauxhall Astra NGTC machines for the series which gets under way at Thruxton on May 9.

Lloyd made his debut in the BTCC in a Triple Eight Vauxhall Vectra back in 2010. Part-campaigns for Eurotech Racing and BTC Norlin followed in more recent years, with Lloyd claiming his maiden BTCC win in 2018 at his home track of Croft circuit in North Yorkshire. 

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For the past two seasons, he has competed in the European TCR Championship, claiming multiple race wins and podiums, before deciding to return to the BTCC for the upcoming season.  

SEASONED CAMPAIGNER: Daniel Lloyd will be teaming up with double BTCC champion Jason Plato. Picture: Julian Finney/Getty Images.

“I’m mega excited to be racing back in the UK,” said Lloyd. 

“This will be the first time I’ll be heading into the championship with some pre-season testing under my belt. I’ve always been thrown in at the deep end a little bit, so I can’t wait to get stuck into the programme.

“I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity, and really looking forward to not only working with the team but also learning from Jason [Plato] and his vast experience.

“I’m looking to build on this opportunity to develop a long term partnership and launch a multi-year attack on the championship heavyweights.”

Martin Broadhurst, Power Maxed Car Care Racing team manager added: “I have known Dan since his first venture into the BTCC in 2010 in the Vectra.

“From that moment on he has impressed with great results and performances in every touring car championship he’s competed in, including his race win and I think he’ll be a great asset to the team.”

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