Akira Iida (Shinjitai: 飯田 章 Iida Akira, born 18 December 1969 in Sagamihara, Kanagawa) is a Japanese racing driver currently competing in the Super GT series in GT300 class with LM corsa, one of the teams under Toyota Motorsport's GAZOO racing arm. Iida won the 2002 All Japan Grand Touring Car Championship GT500 class with Esso Toyota Team LeMans, driving with Juichi Wakisaka. He also won 2013 Asian Le Mans Series GTE class driving for Team Taisan Ken Endless.
|24 Hours of Le Mans career|
|Teams||Team Kunimitsu Honda, TV Asahi Team Dragon|
|Best finish||8th (1995, 2000)|
|Class wins||1 (1995)|
Iida was also a presenter on the Japanese Best Motoring TV series.
Iida has competed in Super GT since 1994; he has five career wins and also won the driver's title in 2002.
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 resultsEdit
|1994|| Kremer Honda Racing
| Kunimitsu Takahashi
|1995||Team Kunimitsu Honda|| Kunimitsu Takahashi
|1996||Team Kunimitsu Honda|| Kunimitsu Takahashi
|2000||TV Asahi Team Dragon|| Keiichi Tsuchiya
|Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S-Élan||LMP900||330||8th||7th|
|2002||Team Taisan Advan|| Atsushi Yogo
|Porsche 911 GT3-RS||GT||316||21st||3rd|
|2003||Team Taisan Advan|| Atsushi Yogo
|Porsche 911 GT3-RS||GT||304||19th||4th|
| All-Japan Grand Touring Car Champion (GT500)
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