Daniel Lloyd has been awarded a highly-coveted place in the inaugural Aston Martin Racing Evolution Academy programme. The new-for 2015 programme was officially launched at Aston Martin’s state of-the-art headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire earlier this week to showcase the prestigious marque’s new talent pool for future talent within GT racing. At the end of the season, Aston Martin Racing will then award one driver with a works-team contract and tailored racing programme.
Daniel was hand-picked by a panel of Aston Martin’s motorsport team, alongside nine other young drivers, for having shown professionalism and dedication to his motorsport career whilst also showing potential for further development with additional support from the AMR team.
Daniel said; “I’m absolutely thrilled to have been confirmed as part of the Aston Martin Evolution Academy for this year. It’s the perfect fit for me alongside my dual GT campaign in the Vantage this season and I really excited to see how much further I can progress with the backing and support of the AMR team.”
Daniel will be given access to the Aston Marin works team drivers and engineers, with further support from its fitness and nutrition experts. In addition, Daniel will benefit from media training and advice from the AMR press relations, marketing and sponsorship team with invaluable sessions at Base Performance Simulators also included.
“It’s an incredible programme to be included in;” added Daniel. “The training and support offered is already second to none, so to then have the chance of an Aston Martin works drive at the end of the season is like something out of a Hollywood movie script!
“I’m very grateful to the panel and team at AMR for this opportunity and determined to work even harder this year at getting the results we need to ultimately claim the prize.”
More information about Evolution Academy or to learn more about the full driver line-up go to www.astonmartin.com/racing/evolution-academy