Inaugural Aus F4 champ looks to Supercars
The inaugural winner of the Australian Formula 4 Championship Jordan Lloyd is turning his attention to a career in Supercars following a test at Queensland Raceway.
The Toowoomba driver jumped behind the wheel of a Matt Stone Racing Ford Falcon FG usually piloted by Brodie Kostecki in the Dunlop Super2 Series.
Lloyd’s outing ended a six-month spell on the sidelines having failed to secure a drive for the 2017 campaign.
After winning the 2015 F4 title, the 21-year-old moved to America where he finished fourth overall in the fiercely contested USF2000 series last season.
However, Lloyd has since struggled to find the funding to continue his rise up the Road to Indy ladder and is now working on a career in touring cars.
“It has been six and bit months since I have driven anything so it was good just have a steer again,” Lloyd told Speedcafe.com.
“This (Dunlop Super2/Supercars) is something we are looking at more so than anything else.
“I’ve got my eyes forward for next year.
“Most of our focus is on the 2018 season to leave us some time to work something out.
“It is a fair bit of technique change having come from an open-wheeler.
“They (Supercars) are pretty good cars and they have a lot of pull. They are lot quicker than people think.”
The test was Lloyd’s second outing in a Supercar following a prize run in a Nissan Motorsport Altima for winning the Australian Formula 4 Championship in 2015.
The Queenslander has not completely ruled out the possibility of landing a one-off Dunlop Super2 drive towards the end of the season in preparation for 2018.
“A drive is a drive and if we can pull a round together that is better than twiddling my thumbs until next year,” he added.