GT Asia moves the season on and into rounds 5 & 6 this weekend at Fuji Speedway, Japan. Located at the foot of Japans famous and iconic Mt Fuji and with one of the worlds longest straights and great technical sections coupled with the possibility of unpredictable weather its sure to shape up as another great weekend of racing in GT Asia. Northern Ireland’d Richard Lyons is looking forward to the challenge this brings and has plenty of history at the historic circuit. He will drive the Craft Bamboo Racing Aston Martin Vantage and is hoping to improve on his current 4th place in the series.
“I consider Fuji my home circuit as I have raced at this particular venue more times than any other (Globally) with the most success! I took my first win here with Nismo in 2003 (GT 500, Skyline GTR), my first pole in Super Formula (Formula Nippon) and my last win in GT 500 with Lexus in 2010, also scoring numerous other podiums here throughout my career. Over this time Fuji has been good to me but also it’s been known to bite a little. We are currently standing 4th in the championship with plenty in the pocket and at this time of year it is the rainy season so I expect mixed and unpredictable weather conditions meaning that a plan of attack is going to be somewhat difficult.
In any case, I’m with the best team and personnel so I expect to be fighting at the sharp end!”