Akira Iida

Race car driver, Athlete

1969 –

76

Who is Akira Iida?

Akira Iida 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.

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Born
1969
Japan
Nationality
  • Japan
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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