MOTORSPORT: Richard Lyons signs up with Craft Bamboo Racing for 2016 GT Asia Series

Richard Lyons (right) and Frank Yu
Richard Lyons (right) and Frank Yu
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Hillsborough man Richard Lyons has signed for a second season with Hong Kong-based Craft Bamboo Racing for the 2016 GT Asia series.

After a tough year in 2015 with Craft Bamboo Racing, Lyons and partner Yu are out for blood this coming season.

Craft Bamboo Racing have a change of technical partner for 2016, they will be welcoming Porsche into the fold. Porsche’s 911 GT3 RS will be Craft Bamboo’s weapon of choice for GT Asia.

GT Asia’s campaign is set to be played out over four countries, 12 rounds, six world class circuits and in the most challenging of conditions. The tracks on the 2016 campaign trail include China’s Shanghai international F1 circuit and the world famous Fuji international Speedway in Japan.

“It’s Fantastic to be joining Craft Bamboo Racing for my 2nd Full time season in the ever growing GT Asia Championship,” Lyons said.

“This will be a big year for us, with changing to the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS. I’ve already completed some laps in Europe in the new car and it promises to be really strong.

“It’s also great to be in a team that has one of the strongest engineering bases which will be critical having to learn the new 911.

“We have high expectations going into the season but we have to keep our feet on the ground to see what the competition brings. In any case we’ll be coming out of the box and raring to go flat out!”