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Daniel Lloyd, who raced a Triple Eight Racing-run factory-backed MG in the opening four meetings of the 2017 British Touring Car Championship, has parted company with the team.

The 25-year-old, who had raced for a handful of meetings in the 2010 and 2016 seasons, was partnered alongside Aron Taylor-Smith at Triple Eight, which runs a pair of MG6 machines.

However, the cars have been largely uncompetitive this season and he has only scored six points, which put Lloyd 24th in the standings.

The Huddersfield driver, who was caught up in a high-speed accident at Thruxton in May where he rolled out of race two, has quit ahead of this weekend’s three races at Croft.

He said: “Unfortunately, the results have led to us already losing a number of sponsors for this season, and this has forced us to make the very difficult decision to walk away from the BTCC for the time being.

 

“I have really enjoyed representing the MG brand and working the marque on track.

“I’d like to extend my personal thanks to all of the MG team for their support this year and I wish them the best for the future.”

A statement from Triple 888 said that both parties were now “pursuing other opportunities.”

“Triple Eight would like to thank Daniel for all his hard work and commitment this year and wish him nothing but success for his future career,” it read.

“An announcement regarding our driver replacement will be made in due course.”

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