Having contested spells in two previous BTCC campaigns 24-year-old Daniel Lloyd is delighted to have landed a full-time manufacturer drive with MG RCIB Insurance Racing.

The Huddersfield driver made a spectacular addition to the BTCC grid during his three appearances in 2016 – qualifying on the front row at Croft and Oulton Park in the Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R – and the Yorkshireman is now looking forward to getting the wheel of the multiple race-winning MG6.

“I’m absolutely over the moon to have secured a seat with the MG RCIB Insurance Racing team for this season,” said Lloyd. “I loved competing in the BTCC last year and to have the chance to step up and join the MG factory team this season is a fantastic opportunity.

“It feels almost like a home-coming,” added Lloyd. “I made my BTCC debut with Triple Eight back in 2010 and also raced against Aron [Smith] in the Renault UK Clio Cup, so it’s come back full circle. Aron is obviously a very quick driver and has a lot of experience in the BTCC so I’m sure there’s a lot I can pick up from him along the way.”