Akira Iida

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Akira Iida
Nationality Japan Japan
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 1994-1996, 2000
Teams Team Kunimitsu Honda, TV Asahi Team Dragon
Best finish 8th (1995, 2000)
Class wins 1 (1995)

Akira Iida (Shinjitai: 飯田 章 Iida Akira?, born 18 December 1969 in Sagamihara, Kanagawa) is a Japanese racing driver in the Super GT series, since 2002 affiliated with Toyota and Lexus. First driving in the series since 1994, Iida has won five races altogether and took one driver's title in 2002.

Iida, who also drove Formula 3000 and Formula Nippon, is one of the presenters in the Best Motoring series.

Being experienced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Akira Iida did also participate in the 2008 24 Hours Nürburgring race as well as in VLN endurance races, winning his class twice with a Lexus LF-A.

On August 31, 2011, Iida recorded a lap time of 7:14.64 in a fully road-legal Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package around the Nürburgring Nordschleife. This marked a new fastest time for regular production cars, running on standard specification tyres.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Hironori Takeuchi
Yuji Tachikawa
All-Japan Grand Touring Car Champion (GT500)
2002 with:
Juichi Wakisaka
Succeeded by
Satoshi Motoyama
Michael Krumm