Hockenheim in Germany hosts the final round of the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cupnext Saturday, 22nd October, where Daniel Lloyd will be aiming to end hisfirst season of pan-European competition on a high as he bids to seal a topthree championship finish.Planning to uphold British honour by challenging for victory at the wheel ofhis 2.0-litre bio-CNG VW, the Huddersfield 19-year-old goes into the 10thround of the campaign just three points shy of third place in the driverstandings and within reach of the coveted Vice-Champion's position.Although a race winner from earlier in the season, the teenager hasunfinished business where the top step of the podium is concerned - he wasrobbed of a second 2011 victory during the previous event at Oscherslebenwhen punted out of the lead of round nine on the penultimate lap.Driving superbly in very difficult wet conditions, Daniel once again provedhis class and thoroughly deserved, what would have been, his rightful win.That's in the past though - the talented Briton's sole focus now is onHockenheim and a memorable conclusion to what has been a superb season."It really has been a fantastic season so far, the championship is soprofessional and really well run by the guys at Volkswagen Motorsport", hecommented, "The racing has been absolutely mega all year, especially in thelast race at Oschersleben. Obviously, it was frustrating to be taken out ofthe lead but we showed again we've got the pace to win in this championship- hopefully we can at Hockenheim."The world-famous German track played host to the opening round of theVolkswagen Scirocco R-Cup back in April, an event in which Daniel raisedplenty of eyebrows by scorching to pole position on his maiden appearance inthe DTM-supporting category...by a full 0.6 seconds.
Unfortunate wheelspin at the start of his first ever race in VW's flagshipseries meant the difference between challenging for victory and finishingin, a nonetheless superb, second place. With a full year's experience behindhim, and familiarity with the 4.57-kilometre circuit, Daniel is sure astrong weekend is on the cards to cap a terrific campaign."You always want to end each season as strongly as you can to carry themomentum through the winter", he added, "Hockenheim went fantastically wellfor us during the first round back in April, if we can repeat that level ofperformance again I'll be really happy."After a five week sojourn, the VW Scirocco R-Cup roars back into action onFriday, 21st October, with one pre-event test session at 15.35 (local time).Qualifying will then follow at 09.00 (local time) on Saturday, 22nd October,with the 10th and final round of the season getting underway at 16.50 (localtime). Digital satellite and cable channel Motors TV will screen the racelive from 15.50 UK time - for more details visit motorstv.comProvisional 2011 Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup Driver Standings (after Rd9):Champion - Mateusz Lisowski, 388pts; 2nd Ola Nilsson, 315pts; 3rd StefanoProetto, 294pts; 4th Daniel Lloyd, 291pts