Daniel Lloyd has officially confirmed he will make the step-up to the Ginetta G50 Championship in 2009, the 16-year-old Huddersfield racer wishing to remain as part of the Ginetta ‘family’ for his second year of action.Graduating to the Leeds-based marque’s burgeoning G50 series – which is currently one of the support categories on the British International Formula 3 Series and Avon Tyres British GT Championship bill – Daniel is aiming to quickly become a front-runner in G50 having enjoyed a superb debut year so far in the Ginetta Junior Championship.Having sampled a G50, so named to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ginetta Cars Ltd, for the first time a couple of weeks ago at Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, the teenage ace cannot wait to step-up to the category in 2009 as he strives to carve out a successful career in saloons and sportscars."The G50 is an unbelievable car, as soon as I took it out on track I knew that's where I wanted to be racing next year", said Daniel, "We thought about some of the British Touring Car Championship supports like Renault Clios, they have their merits, but we think G50 is the way to go and it'll be good to remain with the guys at Ginetta.”While his current Ginetta Junior car is powered by a 1.4 Ford Zetec engine, the G50 Daniel will race in 2009 offers a huge increase in performance with a front mid-mounted, 3.5-litre Ford V6 engine delivering an awesome 300bhp with speeds up to 160mph – not a bad piece of kit for a 16-year-old!He added: "Now we've made the decision which path we're going down we can focus a lot of effort into it. I've really enjoyed this season in Ginetta Junior so far and while it’s good to get our plan for next year confirmed, our current priority is to win more races in the Juniors and, hopefully, end the year inside the championship top three.“Ginetta Cars and Stars Of Tomorrow gave me a great opportunity with the scholarship drive this year and hopefully we can build on that in G50. Our aim is to arrive in the championship and hit the ground running although we do need to secure extra backing.”Talented West Yorkshire ace appeals for local business supportDaniel’s graduation to the ultra-competitive Ginetta G50 Championship next year will be a major challenge, even for a driver with his undoubted natural ability, so to make the step-up as successful as possible the West Yorkshire based star is currently working hard to attract additional sponsorship support and backing from local businesses.Clearly, car racing is one of the most glamorous and exciting sports on the globe and to that end Daniel Lloyd Racing is confident it can offer a platform on which a business can enjoy heightened presence and therefore increased market penetration. Other benefits include first class corporate hospitality and an environment in which to nurture client relationships, both new and ongoing.Daniel said: “To make sure next season is as successful as possible we do need to attract extra sponsors. We have some great packages available and we’d like to hear from any local businesses who can see the very real benefits of supporting a young driver such as myself as I climb the motor racing ladder.”
For information regarding how you can become part of Daniel Lloyd Racing, and for all the relevant contact details, please visit daniellloydracing.com to find out more.Returning to his current commitments, Daniel’s next competitive action at the wheel of his Ginetta Junior racer will come just over a fortnight from now on 16th/17th August at Knockhill Circuit in Scotland for the 17th and 18th rounds of the season.In the meantime, he will appear as a representative of Ginetta at the highly prestigious Kartmasters MSA Grand Prix event at PF International Circuit near Grantham, Lincolnshire, this weekend. Ginetta Cars Ltd is the chief sponsor of this year’s event.