Former race winner Lloyd returns to the BTCC with PMR

Dan Lloyd has secured a 2021 drive with Power Maxed Car Care Racing and will duo Jason Plato in the British Touring Car Championship.

After the team were only able to race one Vauxhall Astra in the 2020 season, they will be competing the targeted two-car line-up.

“This will be the first time I’ll be heading into the championship with some pre-season testing under my belt,” said Lloyd who will be returning to the BTCC since his 21-round campaign in 2018.

He claimed his first race win at Croft (Race 3) during the 2018 campaign and marked a maiden podium finish.

“I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity, and really look forward to not only working with the team, but also learning from Jason [Plato] with his vast experience.

“I’m really looking to build on this as a long-term partnership and launch a multi-year attack on the championship heavyweights.”

The 29-year-old had run an established career in the touring cars discipline having won the overall title for the Renault Clio UK Winter Cup in 2009.

He debuted into the BTCC in 2010, but has carried recent successes with a TCR-UK championship title in 2018 and a multiple race-winning campaign in the European TCR Championship.

Over the past six years (five full campaigns), Lloyd has raced in five different touring car championships.

“I have known Dan since his first venture into BTCC in 2010 in the Vectra,” said Team Manager Martin Broadhurst.

“From that moment on he has impressed with great results and performances in every touring car championship he’s competed in, including his race win in the BTCC.

“With Dan and Jason [Plato] in the cars this year, I believe we have one of the strongest pairings on the grid and, coupled with the development work we’ve done over the winter, I’m looking forward to this season more than ever!”

The 2021 BTCC championship is set to commence at Thruxton on May 8/9.