Lloyd set for Snetterton return as the BTCC welcomes back trackside fans

Lloyd set for Snetterton return as the BTCC welcomes back trackside fans

10.06.2021: Daniel Lloyd’s 2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship campaign gets back underway this coming weekend with the long-awaited return of trackside fans - after an 18-month hiatus - at Norfolk’s Snetterton circuit (12/13 June).


Daniel Lloyd’s 2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship campaign gets back underway this coming weekend with the long-awaited return of trackside fans - after an 18-month hiatus - at Norfolk’s Snetterton circuit (12/13 June).



Having made his Power Maxed Racing debut behind closed doors at the season opener in May, 29-year-old Lloyd is looking to maximise on his top-five finish at Thruxton and collect another strong haul of points for his championship tally in the Adrian Flux-backed Vauxhall Astra.



Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year – the 300 circuit layout is also poised to feature two of the series’ most entertaining features with the return of both the ‘Top Ten Showdown’ format for qualifying and the Goodyear ‘Option’ tyre.



Hosted for the first time last season, the new qualifying format gives drivers a reduced window of 25-minutes to secure a spot in top-ten lap times – with those successfully making it through competing for the chance to take pole position in a further ten-minute showdown.



 Lap times will be reset following the first session, with all ten competitors heading back out to complete as many flying laps as possible during the final ten minutes – adding an extra element of drama to Saturday’s qualifying proceedings.



In addition – the Goodyear ‘Option’ tyre format stipulates that the option tyre must be used at least once during the three races, with the teams and drivers having to confirm choices and unveil their strategies before qualifying.




Daniel Lloyd #123: “I’m really looking forward to the weekend ahead and feeling super positive. I haven’t raced at Snetterton for a very long time but I do like the circuit. I recently did some driver coaching there so I feel a bit more on top of it than I did at Thruxton.



“I managed to get a good simulator session in last week in preparation for the weekend. Hopefully, we can get to grips with the set-up much quicker than we did at Thruxton and show more of our potential. The top-ten showdown is going to make things very interesting in qualifying and adds a new element, as will the return of the option tyre.



“It’s going to be such a buzz racing in front of the BTCC fans, family and guests again. It’s just not been the same without them there. I’m sure we’ll all put on a good show for them.”



The Yorkshireman currently lies 7th in the Independent championship standings, with the Adrian Flux with Power Maxed Racing Team leading the Independent Teams’ and third overall ahead of the second meeting of the season in Norfolk.  
 



Snetterton 300 Rounds 4,5,6 timetable:


Saturday 12 June

09.35 – 10.15 Free Practice
12.05 – 12.45 Free Practice
14.35 – 15.20 Qualifying – live streaming via: www.itv.com/btcc/articles/qualifying



Sunday 13 June

11.35 – Round 4
14.30 – Round 5
17.20 – Round 6


Live on ITV4, ITV4HD & www.itv.com/hub/itv4 from 11.00 – 18.15


Live timing for all sessions is available at: https://www.tsl-timing.com/event/212303



 

 Nicki Hickman -

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