Lloyd will back Yorkshire in Porsche Carrera Cup GB

Porsche Carrera Cup GB 2012 Scholarship winner Daniel Lloyd has had his sporting achievements recognised by the tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire after being invited to become a ‘Patron of Yorkshire’, an exclusive group of high achievers and famous faces from the worlds of business, entertainment and sport.Just a few weeks after winning the Carrera Cup GB Scholarship, the 19-year old from Huddersfield was asked to represent Yorkshire as one of the county’s top young sportsmen. The Carrera Cup GB season will include a double-header at Lloyd’s home track of Croft Circuit near Darlington, North Yorkshire over the weekend of 23/24 June.As part of his day-to-day activities, Daniel will help promote Yorkshire as a key destination for business and recreation. In doing so he will join a list of celebrity patrons including actor Sir Patrick Stewart OBE, broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson CBE and former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan OBE.“Being invited to become a Patron of Yorkshire really is a fantastic honour,” said Lloyd. “I’ve always been a really proud Yorkshireman but I’ll be taking even more pride now in helping to promote the county through my racing. Yorkshire has so much to offer and I’ll be doing my very best to get that message out there!” “I can’t wait for the 2012 Carrera Cup season to start”, said Lloyd. “After racing in Europe this year, I’m really looking forward to being back on British soil and especially returning to Croft as it’s a great track. Next year’s visit will be bigger than ever for me now I’m a Patron of Yorkshire, hopefully we’ll have a strong weekend there and have plenty for local supporters to celebrate.”Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “We are delighted to have Daniel as a Yorkshire Patron. He is a great ambassador for the county both on and off the track and we wish him every success for the coming year.”