Lloyd departs MG's BTCC works team

Daniel Lloyd, who had raced a Triple Eight Racing-run factory-backed MG in the opening four meetings of the 2017 BTCC season, has parted company with the team.

Lloyd departs MG's BTCC works team
Daniel Lloyd, Triple Eight Racing MG Motor MG 6 GT
Daniel Lloyd, Triple Eight Racing MG Motor MG 6 GT
Daniel Lloyd, Triple Eight Racing MG Motor MG 6 GT
Daniel Lloyd, Triple Eight Racing MG Motor MG 6 GT
Daniel Lloyd, Triple Eight Racing MG Motor

The 25-year-old, who had competed in a handful of meetings in the 2010 and 2016 seasons, was partnered by Aron Taylor-Smith at Triple Eight, which runs a pair of MG6 machines.

However, the cars have been largely uncompetitive this season and Lloyd has only scored six points, which puts him 24th in the standings.

The Huddersfield driver, who was caught up in a high-speed accident at Thruxton in May where he rolled out of race two, has quit ahead of this weekend’s three races at Croft.

He said: “Unfortunately, the results have led to us already losing a number of sponsors for this season, and this has forced us to make the very difficult decision to walk away from the BTCC for the time being.

“I have really enjoyed representing the MG brand and working the marque on track. I’d like to extend my personal thanks to all of the MG team for their support this year and I wish them the best for the future."

A statement from Triple Eight said that both parties were now “pursuing other opportunities.”

“Triple Eight would like to thank Daniel for all his hard work and commitment this year and wish him nothing but success for his future career,” it read.

"An announcement regarding our driver replacement will be made in due course.”

Matt James

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