Richard Lyons FIA GT World Cup preview

richard-lyonsRichard Lyons will once again be competing against some of the best drivers in the world on the streets of Macau. Taking another shot at the FIA GT World Cup crown.

Top drivers from SuperGT, Blancpain and W.E.C amongst other competitions will descend upon the infamous Macau street circuit to compete for this title. This time around Lyons will be aiming to better his fortunes after being shunted out of contention last year. The Porsche 911 GT3 R has had a tough maiden season in GTasia, but the #88 car which has shown flashes of great speed all year, will be up to the task. The famous Macau GP circuit was devised over 60 years ago and has evolved into a fearsome enclosed street circuit where over the years the likes of Schumacher, Senna and Mika Hakkinen have done battle. Covering an expansive 6.2 Kilometres with many tight turns and with parts of the track only 7ft wide, expect contacts, daring “blink first” moments and an amazing race. Craft Bamboo racing have been working hard and its time for the team to shine in Macau 2016.

Richard Lyons: “I’m super excited to have the opportunity to race again at Macau. The circuit itself is the most challenging circuit I have ever driven and with the added bonus of a world title up for grabs, it doesn’t get much better than this. We’ve worked hard as a team and Porsche have been a great partner in helping us prepare for a chance to race the best in the world. Last year I walked away from Macau feeling bitter as I was taken out on the first lap of the main race, but in qualifying and race 1 I was able to get to grips with the ultra high speed narrow street circuit setting. I’ve been working hard on preparation behind the scenes with the team to build on last years experience, and this time I’m ready to fight it out at the front.”.

Source. Richard Lyons

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