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Akira Iida


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.

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1994 Kremer Honda Racing
Team Kunimitsu
Kunimitsu Takahashi
Keiichi Tsuchiya
Honda NSX GT2 222 18th 9th
1995 Team Kunimitsu Honda Kunimitsu Takahashi
Keiichi Tsuchiya
Honda NSX GT2 275 8th 1st
1996 Team Kunimitsu Honda Kunimitsu Takahashi
Keiichi Tsuchiya
Honda NSX GT2 305 16th 3rd
2000 TV Asahi Team Dragon Keiichi Tsuchiya
Masahiko Kondō
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S-Élan LMP900 330 8th 7th
2002 Team Taisan Advan Atsushi Yogo
Kazuyuki Nishizawa
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 316 21st 3rd
2003 Team Taisan Advan Atsushi Yogo
Kazuyuki Nishizawa
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 304 19th 4th

External links

  • Official site
  • SuperGT.net profile
  • Photo and CV (German)
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


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