Lyons confident of success at FIA GT World Cup in Macau – Motorsport.ie
Richard Lyons will be piloting the #99 Craft Bamboo Racing Aston Martin Vantage at this years inaugural FIA GT World Cup. Now joined by Gulf Marine, the car will display an updated design that will bring the iconic Gulf livery onto the streets of Macau, evoking memories of famed racers from the past.
Lyons is a championship winning driver who has claimed multiple podiums and many of the fastest laps of so far this season in GTasia, proving how devastatingly quick he can be behind the wheel. Lyons will be looking to bring his rapid pace and years of international GT experience to the 6.2km long street circuit in November with the sole intention of conquering the world class competition.
The FIA GT World Cup will be held at the Guia Circuit in Macau from November 19-22. The top two cars from each manufacturer will be scored against a Formula One style points system to determine the inaugural winner.
“I never thought I would get the chance to race at the inaugural FIA GT World Cup in Macau. This is a fantastic opportunity for me and I will be focused on delivering the best results in the hope of being able to take the overall title. Working with Craft-Bamboo Racing this year has shown me what a professional team they are and this gives me even more confidence that we can be successful in November.”
Richard Coleman, CEO of Craft-Bamboo Racing
“To represent Aston Martin at the inaugural FIA GT World Cup in Macau is an incredible opportunity and recognition of Craft-Bamboo Racing’s official technical partnership with the marque in Asia. Stefan Mücke and Richard Lyons are very accomplished GT drivers with a wealth of experience in the Aston Martin, both having raced with us before and enjoying great success. With three top drivers, including the multiple Macau GT champion, Darryl O’Young, and three factory backed cars, we will be looking to be at the front of the FIA GT World Cup title in November.”