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Barcelona beckons for Lloyd as TCR Europe reaches its penultimate round

Barcelona beckons for Lloyd as TCR Europe reaches its penultimate round

Daniel Lloyd heads to the world-famous Circuit De Barcelona Catalunya in winning form this week for the penultimate meeting of the 2019 TCR Europe Championship at the Spanish circuit (September 21/22).

Renowned as one of the best circuits in the world, 27-year-old Lloyd will make his debut on the 4.655km track as part of the hugely competitive 35-car grid this coming weekend. Following a seven-week break in the calendar, Lloyd and the Brutal Fish Racing Team arrive in high spirits after securing a maiden win of the season in Germany last time out, just three weeks after the Yorkshireman took his first podium finish in Austria. “We’re fired up for this weekend;” commented Lloyd. “It’s been quite a long break since Germany, but we’re hopeful that we can carry our winning momentum into the last two rounds of the season.

“I’ve never been to this circuit before, so I have a lot to learn and will need to get to speed quickly on Friday in practice. The Honda Civic took both race wins here last season though; so on paper, the track should suit our car well, it’s a big grid this time out. I expect the racing to be closer than ever;” added the ABRACS and Mend-A-Hose-backed racer. “The VW, Seat, and Audi have all had weight reductions as well as part of the BOP changes so we’ll have a battle ahead of us. I have every confidence in the Brutal Fish crew. I’m sure that we’ll be right in the thick of things again this weekend.”

Following Friday’s free practice sessions, both qualifying sessions will take place on Saturday at 11.40/12.15 (local time, CET). Race 1 takes place at 17.45 on Saturday, September 21, with Race 2 scheduled for 12.30 on Sunday (September 22).

Both races will be streamed live at www.tcr-series.com and www.tcr-series.tv