After a two-year hiatus from BTCC, Huddersfield racer Lloyd returned to the series on a full-time basis last season with Power Maxed Racing. 

A strong second half of the season, including four podiums, helped Lloyd secure 11th place in the championship.

Lloyd will make the switch to EXCELR8 for the upcoming 2022 campaign, where he will partner two-time Independent Drivers’ Champion Tom Ingram for the BTCC’s new hybrid era. 

“I’m very excited to announce that I’m joining EXCELR8 for 2022,” said Lloyd. “Although I’ve been involved in the BTCC for a number of years, 2021 marked my first opportunity to really show my full potential across the season, and between some great race results and growing my network of partners, it was probably one of my most successful years in motorsport.

“My main goal for the 2022 campaign is to become a more consistent front-runner, and I feel that EXCELR8 has the full package to help me to achieve this. I’m hoping to learn as much as I can from the team and as quickly as possible transfer that into results on the track. 

“It’s going to be great to have Tom [Ingram] as a team-mate and to be able to lean on his experience whilst getting used to the new car.” 

The 29-year-old claimed his maiden and only BTCC victory at Croft in 2018 during a bit-part season with BTC Norlin Racing. 

“Although we enjoyed a hugely successful season in 2021, in a series as competitive as the BTCC, you can’t afford to stand still and have to constantly look for ways to improve,” said Team Owner Justina Williams. 

“Bringing Dan into the team alongside Tom as we prepare for the start of the new hybrid era adds further strength to our driver line-up, and we’re confident that he will be able to help us work towards our goals for the year ahead.

“Dan is clearly a quick driver as his results in both the BTCC and elsewhere have shown, but he also has a strong understanding of what is required from a racing programme in a commercial sense. We look forward to working with him to make a success of 2022 both on, and off, the track.”

The 2022 BTCC season begins at Donington Park on April 23-24.