Richard Lyons (racing driver)

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Richard Lyons
Nationality Northern Irish
Born (1979-09-08) 8 September 1979 (age 35)
Hillsborough, County Down (Northern Ireland)
Championship titles
1996

2004
2004
British Formula Vauxhall Junior - Winter series
Formula Nippon
All-Japan GT Championship
Awards
1998 Autosport British Club Driver of the Year

Richard Lyons (born 8 August 1979) is a Northern Irish motor racing driver.

Junior Formula[edit]

He started in Formula Vauxhall Junior in Britain winning the Winter Series in 1996, before finishing the regular championship sixth in 1997 and second in 1998. He then moved to Formula Palmer Audi, finishing second in the 1999 Championship. He drove in Formula Renault 2000 with not much success.

Formula Nippon / A1 Grand Prix[edit]

He drove Formula Nippon in Japan from 2001 to 2005 winning the Championship in 2004 and finishing third in 2005.

He has also run in the A1 Grand Prix series for the A1 Team Ireland for the 2006-07 season. He started all up fourteen races with four top ten finishes.

Japanese GT's[edit]

Lyons won the first GT500 race at the 2010 JAF Grand Prix.

He drove GT and Sports Cars in Japan for nine years between 2002 and 2010. He's best finish was in 2004 where he won the All-Japan GT Championship GT500 Championship. All in all he started over seventy races for ten wins in that period.

For 2013 he is racing in an Audi R8 LMS in the Japanese GT300 SuperGT Championship.

V8 Supercars[edit]

Lyons also made occasional appearances in V8 Supercar, with a best finish of fifth place sharing a Triple Eight Race Engineering Ford Falcon, in the 2007 Bathurst 1000, sharing the car with Australian based Danish GT racer Allan Simonsen. He returned in 2011 and drove for Tekno Autosports sharing with Jonathon Webb at Phillip Island and Bathurst. Then he joined Ford Performance Racing to replace an injured Will Power [1] at the 2011 Gold Coast 600, finishing the two races Third and First with Mark Winterbottom.[2]

Career Results[edit]

Complete JGTC/Super GT results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Pts
2002 Dome x Mugen Project Honda NSX GT500 TAI
2
FUJ
15
SUG
16
SEP
13
FUJ
6
MOT
1
MIN
12
SUZ
14
9th 47
2003 NISMO Nissan Skyline GT-R GT500 TAI
8
FUJ
1
SUG
5
FUJ
2
FUJ
11
MOT
13
AUT
6
SUZ
4
3rd 65
2004 NISMO Nissan Z GT500 TAI
1
SUG
Ret
SEP
3
TOK
Ret
MOT
3
AUT
1
SUZ
7
1st 73
2005 NISMO Nissan Z GT500 OKA
Ret
FUJ
4
SEP
1
SUG
8
MOT
6
FUJ
10
AUT
6
SUZ
2
3rd 60
2006 NISMO Nissan Z GT500 SUZ
OKA
FUJ
SEP
2
SUG
3
SUZ
2
MOT
10
AUT
6
FUJ
6
10th 62
2007 NISMO Nissan Z GT500 SUZ
2
OKA
Ret
FUJ
1
SEP
14
SUG
Ret
SUZ
3
MOT
13
AUT
12
FUJ
14
8th 48
2008 Team Cerumo Lexus SC430 GT500 SUZ
4
OKA
7
FUJ
1
SEP
Ret
SUG
3
SUZ
9
MOT
9
AUT
4
FUJ
2
2nd 72
2009 Team Cerumo Lexus SC430 GT500 OKA
6
SUZ
1
FUJ
9
SEP
10
SUG
10
SUZ
3
FUJ
10
AUT
11
MOT
12
10th 41
2010 Team Cerumo Lexus SC430 GT500 SUZ
9
OKA
2
FUJ
4
SEP
6
SUG
9
SUZ
6
FUJ
C
MOT
Ret
9th 37
2012 Petronas Lexus Team TOM'S Lexus SC430 GT500 OKA
FUJ
4
SEP
SUG
17th 8
Hitotsuyama Racing Audi R8 LMS GT300 SUZ
14
FUJ
Ret
AUT
6
MOT
9
20th 7
2013 Hitotsuyama Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra GT300 SUZ
15
FUJ
Ret
SEP
14
SUG
8
SUZ
11
FUJ
13
FUJ
AUT
21
MOT
21
26th 3
2014 Audi Sport Team Hitotsuyama Audi R8 LMS ultra GT300 OKA
8
FUJ
AUT
18
SUG
3
FUJ
23
SUZ
Ret
BUR
Ret
MOT
4
15th 22

Complete Formula Nippon results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
2001 Team Morinaga NOVA SUZ
8
MOT
8
MIN
Ret
FUJ
9
SUZ
11
SUG
12
FUJ
Ret
MIN
Ret
MOT
13
SUZ
12
NC 0
2002 DoCoMo DANDELION SUZ FUJ MIN
7
SUZ
8
MOT
11
SUG
2
FUJ
7
MIN
Ret
MOT
7
SUZ
Ret
10th 6
2003 DoCoMo DANDELION SUZ
9
FUJ
Ret
MIN
Ret
MOT
3
SUZ
1
SUG
5
FUJ
Ret
MIN
Ret
MOT
3
SUZ
9
6th 20
2004 DoCoMo DANDELION SUZ
8
SUG
1
MOT
8
SUZ
1
SUG
4
MIN
8
SEP
9
MOT
2
SUZ
3
1st 33
2005 DoCoMo DANDELION MOT
1
SUZ
5
SUG
2
FUJ
4
SUZ
3
MIN
Ret
FUJ
4
MOT
13
SUZ
5
3rd 30
2008 TP Checker IMPUL FUJ SUZ MOT OKA SUZ1 SUZ2 MOT1 MOT2 FUJ1
13
FUJ2
13
SUG NC 0
2009 DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING FUJ
Ret
SUZ
6
MOT
7
FUJ
3
SUZ
13
MOT
Ret
AUT
10
SUG
13
10th 11

Complete A1 Grand Prix results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2006–07 A1 Team Ireland NED
SPR

NED
FEA

CZE
SPR

CZE
FEA

CHN
SPR

CHN
FEA

MYS
SPR

MYS
FEA

IDN
SPR

17
IDN
FEA

12
NZL
SPR

Ret
NZL
FEA

19
AUS
SPR

10
AUS
FEA

Ret
RSA
SPR

6
RSA
FEA

Ret
MEX
SPR

Ret
MEX
FEA

16
CHN
SPR

12
CHN
FEA

5
GBR
SPR

8
GBR
SPR

DSQ
19th 8

V8 Supercar results[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Final Pos Points
2006 Team Betta Electrical ADL
PUK
BRG
WIN
HDV
QLR
ORP
SAN
17
BAT
12
SUR
SYM
BAH
PHI
46th 210
2007 Team Vodafone Racing ADL
PER
PUK
WIN
ECK
HDV
QLD
OPK
SAN
10
BAT
5
SUR
BAH
SYM
PHI
24th 63
2011 Tekno Autosports YMC
R1

YMC
R2

ADE
R3

ADE
R4

HAM
R5

HAM
R6

PER
R7

PER
R8

PER
R9

WIN
R10

WIN
R11

HDV
R12

HDV
R13

TOW
R14

TOW
R15

QLD
R16

QLD
R17

QLD
R18

PHI
Q

25
PHI
R19

18
BAT
R20

13
31st 511
Ford Performance Racing SUR
R21

3
SUR
R22

1
SYM
R23

SYM
R24

SAN
R25

SAN
R26

SYD
R27

SYD
R28

2012 Triple Eight Race Engineering ADE
R1

ADE
R2

SYM
R3

SYM
R4

HAM
R5

HAM
R6

PER
R7

PER
R8

PER
R9

PHI
R10

PHI
R11

HDV
R12

HDV
R13

TOW
R14

TOW
R15

QLD
R16

QLD
R17

SMP
R18

SMP
R19

SAN
Q

SAN
R20

BAT
R21

SUR
R22

6
SUR
R23

6
YMC
R24

YMC
R25

YMC
R26

WIN
R27

WIN
R28

SYD
R29

SYD
R30

NC 0 †

† Not Eligible for points

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Satoshi Motoyama
Formula Nippon
Champion

2004
Succeeded by
Satoshi Motoyama
Preceded by
Satoshi Motoyama
Michael Krumm
All-Japan Grand Touring Car Champion (GT500)
2004 with:
Satoshi Motoyama
Succeeded by
Yuji Tachikawa
Toranosuke Takagi
Awards
Preceded by
Doug Bell
Autosport
British Club Driver of the Year

1998
Succeeded by
Andy Priaulx