Lloyd Determined To Break Back Into Carrera Cup Top Three

Silverstone National Circuit will host the penultimate two races of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship next weekend, 28th/29th September, where Daniel Lloyd aims to battle his way back into the coveted top three in the driver standings ahead of the season finale next month.Fresh from securing his eighth podium of the campaign last weekend at Rockingham, where he also claimed his maiden Porsche Carrera Cup GB pole positions following a thoroughly dominant run in qualifying, the Huddersfield youngster is determined to carry the momentum into rounds 17 and 18.With three podiums from the last four races, Daniel has certainly returned to the sort of form which delivered a memorable victory at Thruxton earlier in the year and triggered a run of four straight rostrum visits mid-season.Currently just 15 points shy of third position in the title race, his confidence was boosted last time out by his highly impressive career-best showing in qualifying. If he can replicate that again at Silverstone, the Team Parker Racing driver certainly has a fantastic opportunity to also challenge for his second win of 2013.“I’m really looking forward to Silverstone, we’re going there off the back of our best qualifying of the year from Rockingham so the aim is to repeat that and try and go for pole again”, said Daniel, “If we can start on the front row we should have a great chance of challenging for wins again. We definitely need podiums to try and get back in the championship top three, and I’m confident we can.”Lloyd overjoyed to represent Porsche GB for International ScholarshipSince the previous event, Daniel received another boost to his sportscar racing career this week when Porsche Carrera Cup GB organisers confirmed his selection as the category’s representative in the Porsche International Cup Scholarship.Having won the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Scholarship for 2012, and then becoming the first ever driver in the history of the championship to have been retained as the ‘Scholar’ for a second season this year, the 21-year-old has now earned another potentially career-changing opportunity.Carrying a significant bursary prize of 200,000 Euros towards a season’s budget for the 2014 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, which runs as a support category to the FIA Formula One World Championship, the hotly contested International scholarship assessment will take place early next month.“This really is an unbelievable honour”, he commented, “To have been the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Scholar for two seasons has been amazing, but to now be put forward for the International one is a dream come true. It means so much everyone at Porsche has the confidence in me to represent the British championship, I’ll give it absolutely everything – I’m so grateful for their incredible support.”Returning to Porsche Carrera Cup GB, officially timed pre-event testing at Silverstone will take place on Friday, 27th September, with qualifying scheduled for 14.05 on Saturday, 28th September. Round 17 will get underway at 10.20 on Sunday, 29th September, with round 18 – which will be screened live on ITV4 and ITV4 HD – beginning at 15.15.2013 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship Standings (after Rd16):4th Daniel Lloyd, 185pts