Porsche Scholar Lloyd Signs With Team Parker Racing

Daniel Lloyd, Porsche Carrera Cup GB Scholar 2012, is delighted to confirm he will contest his maiden season in the championship with front-running squad Team Parker Racing - the two parties having agreed a deal at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham on Friday, 13th January.After scooping one of the biggest prizes in UK motorsport by winning the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Scholarship last November, including a substantial £80,000 bursary toward this season's racing, the Huddersfield teenager says joining Leicestershire-based Team Parker was an easy decision to make."The team has a great reputation", said the 19-year-old, "Everyone always says Team Parker is one of the very best out there so it's an amazing opportunity for me to race with them for my first year in Porsche GB. This is such a massive opportunity, to be able to benefit from the huge experience and knowledge Stuart (Parker) and the team has is going to be so important."My goal is to try and get a podium finish as soon as possible, I really want to make a big impression on this first year. The way I look at it, winning the scholarship has given me one big shot at making that kind of impression so I'm going to work harder than ever and try and shock a few of the experienced guys along the way!"Centrally located in Leicester Forest West, a short distance from Mallory Park, Team Parker Racing has been at the forefront of Porsche Carrera Cup GB since the championship's inception in 2003. Winning multiple driver and team titles since that time, the Midlands squad is unquestionably one of the most successful on the entire Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship support package.Speaking on the newly concluded deal, team principal Stuart Parker said: "Daniel is an exciting prospect, he has shown well in testing with us and we're looking forward to working with him. I think he'll be competitive straight out of the box."This weekend's Autosport International Show marks Daniel's first 'official' appearance as the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Scholar 2012 and, as such, he's been busy meeting motorsport enthusiasts and helping to promote Porsche's sensational roadcar range as well as its superb racing programme.Lloyd's team on the podium in annual charity karting spectacularIn addition to his duties on the Porsche Cars GB stand, Daniel - who was recently named a 'Patron of Yorkshire' by the Welcome to Yorkshire tourism agency - also took part on Thursday afternoon in the annual Celebrity Kart Challenge 90-minute endurance race to help raise money for Race2Recovery, a national charity aiming to help rehabilitate injured British servicemen and women.Competing as part of the 'Sky's The Limit' team alongside reigning British Formula 3 Champion Felipe Nasr, former McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner and Formula Renault UK Champion Dean Smith, 2010 Formula Renault BARC Champion Alice Powell and GP3 Series front-runner Adrian Quaife-Hobbs, the talented quintet scorched to a fantastic podium finish in third place.Now, Daniel awaits the start of the pre-season testing programme for his debut campaign in Porsche Carrera Cup GB which will begin next month. Rounds one and two of the 20-race championship will take place over the weekend 31st March/1st April at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit in Kent.