We get the lowdown on Energy Maxed Racing’s newest driver, Daniel Lloyd, who has been taking the problem to the BTCC’s high weapons in 2021.
How did you get into motorsport?
My Dad suffered a extreme mind tumour after I was a child, it was a scary time, although fortunately he made a full restoration. When he acquired his well being again, we needed to do one thing collectively to make up for misplaced time, so we determined to start out indoor karting. I quickly grew to become fairly good and progressed rapidly. He’s regretted it ever since although, and I feel he needs that he had purchased me some soccer boots as a substitute! He’s my primary supporter although, and it’s been a loopy journey that we wouldn’t change for the world!
What has been your profession spotlight up to now?
Positively successful my first BTCC race again in 2019 at my native circuit, Croft. I had solely pushed that automobile at one earlier race weekend, and with no testing I used to be on the again foot, however managed to salvage my first win! Getting out of the automobile on reside TV in entrance of hundreds of individuals within the crowd was one thing I’ll always remember! I’m certain somebody was slicing some onions after I acquired out of the automobile – that’s my excuse anyway!
You’ve raced within the BTCC earlier than, how excited are you to get again into it?
I’m very excited to get again into BTCC! I don’t assume I’ve ever been so targeted in my life on the problem forward! I’ve been out and in of the championship through the years, so to get the chance at a full season in a high workforce is one thing I must seize by the scruff of the neck. It does take over your life, however I couldn’t reside with out it.
The BTCC is a brilliant aggressive sequence. What’s your tackle that?
Completely! There are folks that have raced within the championship for a few years, with tons of expertise. They know the vehicles and circuits inside out. And to high it off, the way in which we race within the BTCC is what you could possibly name just a little “completely different” to different championships. Your elbows are properly and actually out, and if you happen to’re not getting caught in then you definitely’re getting caught within the limitations! For this reason it’s so thrilling to observe and has such a tremendous fanbase!
Sponsorship performs an enormous half in any motorsport, how has Covid affected that?
Sponsorship is hard it doesn’t matter what state of affairs the world is in. One problem I’ve had lately is getting the time with individuals to really sit right down to pitch my presentation. It’s robust, however I feel I’ve nice packages to supply companies to not solely have branding on the automobile however to learn financially by doing enterprise to enterprise with different companions. I feel Energy Maxed Racing making an Amazon Prime documentary, which is able to air on the finish of the season, helps lots. I’m doing okay, however all the time on the lookout for extra companions.
How do you put together your self for race day within the BTCC?
Primarily ensuring I’ve every little thing performed previous to the weekend. Research information and pictures, do some simulator work, and maintain properly hydrated, consuming proper and holding a very good sleep sample. It’s a advantageous steadiness of chilling out and getting your head within the sport! Additionally answering Quick Automotive questions!
How excited are you for this season with Energy Maxed Racing?
Mega excited! I’m working my nuts off and I’m actually blissful on and off the monitor! A cheerful driver is a fast driver! Fingers crossed anyway. I wish to say a giant thanks to Adam Weaver (my workforce boss) for the chance! Hopefully I can re-pay him with some nice outcomes this season and perhaps a win or two!