Huddersfield-based racer Daniel Lloyd is set to make a triumphant comeback at the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Oulton Park on Sunday June 18.

After escaping a devastating crash at the same circuit last year, Lloyd’s remarkable recovery has been aided by the use of HEMPE gels, leading to a new sponsorship deal.

The incident at Oulton Park on August 17 last year could have ended Lloyd’s career. Battling for position at 120mph, his car was forcefully pushed into the barrier, propelling it back onto the track where it was struck by another car at 110mph, resulting in a 52G impact.

Fortunately, Lloyd escaped with no broken bones but suffered extensive bruising to his ribs, lung and diaphragm. Additionally, the crash aggravated an existing back injury, intensifying his agony due to a bulging disc pressing on his sciatic nerve.

During his recovery, Lloyd discovered the healing potential of HEMPE which successfully alleviated the pain in his back and ribs, allowing him to resume racing.

Remarkably, Lloyd secured a dramatic double victory at Croft in the subsequent meeting and achieved a career-best top ten championship finish.

As part of the sponsorship HEMPE’s branding will now feature prominently on Lloyd’s Team HARD Cupra and his helmet throughout the remainder of the 2023 campaign.