Lloyd pays tribute to Triple Eight mechanics
but Lloyd has CRITICISED the safety at Church corner after a first lap crash in Race 2 saw his MG6 GT all but destroyed at Thruxton
Daniel Lloyd has paid tribute to MG Triple Eight Racing after they managed to rebuild his stricken MG6 GT after his sizeable crash at Church Corner.
Following initial contact between Senna Proctor and Aron Taylor-Smith, the 24-year-old found himself the unlucky victim in the final piece of contact which saw him then exit the tarmac at fastest point on the circuit.
Hitting the barrier at more than 100 mph, Lloyd’s MG proved to be a sight for sore eyes as it made its way back to the paddock. Seemingly set to miss race three, the works outfit rallied to produce a stunning turnaround which saw Lloyd finally hit the track a few laps into the final race of the day.
Sadly, further contact with Luke Davenport ended his day however the former Eurotech man was keen to praise the team for their efforts.
“I’m gutted,” Lloyd said to BTCC Crazy. “It was big accident and it really took it out of me. We were really unlucky and I really need to see the footage to see how everything played out.
“I must give a big thank you out to the Thruxton medical team. Having a 110 mph impact is going to leave you being sore and I am sure I will be tomorrow.
“Looking at the car, I can’t believe they attempted to rebuild it but suddenly it became a reality that we may get out. There were a few issues so that is why we didn’t make the start but the car was faultless. We were just unlucky with the contact that happened. Credit to everyone though.”
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