Daniel Lloyd joins Lukoil Craft-Bamboo Racing from the Salzburgring event, replacing Hugo Valente who has decided to retire from professional motorsport.
The team’s CEO Richard Coleman commented: “We are disappointed to be losing Hugo at this stage of the season, as he is one of the most naturally talented drivers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I tried to convince him to stay until the end of the season but his mind was made up, and I think once you have lost your motivation it is very hard to compete at this level. I am delighted that Daniel Lloyd was on the market at the right time and I am sure that he will be able to win races this year and help the team achieve their goals.”
Despite his young age Lloyd has already gained considerable experience with the team and front-wheel drive touring cars. The British driver was instrumental in Craft-Bamboo’s 2015 GT Asia Series drivers’ championship win, having competed in the latter half of the season with Darryl O’Young. “I am really excited to be joining Lukoil Craft-Bamboo Racing! The TCR International Series is something that I have wanted to be part of for a while now. It was really ideal to join the team, because I have got some really good memories of helping to win the GT Asia Series drivers’ championship with Darryl and I now have a lot of experience in front-wheel drive cars. Although TCR is a little different, I am very happy to be back in the same team and I am really looking forward to getting to Austria to begin my new campaign!” said Lloyd.
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