Lloyd had endured a trying start to the season
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Daniel Lloyd and MG have parted company just four rounds into the 2017 season. The 25-year-old has endured a trying start to the season after impressing last season during three rounds with Eurotech Racing.
However this year had started poorly for Lloyd which included a heavy crash at Thruxton which involved teammate Aron Taylor-Smith. This coupled with the team’s early lack of competitiveness ensured that Lloyd only finished in the points twice with neither of these being in the top 10.
A short statement issued read, “Triple Eight Racing and Daniel Lloyd can today confirm they will no longer be competing together in the British Touring Car Championship.”
“After a frustrating start to 2017 both parties are now pursuing other opportunities for the remainder of the season.
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.”
The team have also confirmed that they will be announcing his replacement shortly.
Lloyd continued to say, “This year was a big investment year for me and my backers, I was so excited to have joined the MG line-up for 2017. 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.”
Lloyd also added, As a racing driver, all I want to do is compete, however the facts of modern motorsport are that it takes a lot of funding to race,”
“Even with the fantastic backing that is in place from MG, I still need to bring a lot of sponsors to the table, and with the results as they stand, continuing with the RCIB squad would put any future hopes of racing at risk.
“I’d like to extend my personal thanks to all of MG team for all of their support this year and I wish them all the very best for the rest of the season.”