LYONS & LATHOURAS SIGN WITH AF CORSE FOR BRITISH GT CAMPAIGN


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Richard Lyons & Pasin Lathouras will compete in a GT3 class AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia. Photo: www.jakobebrey.com .

Richard Lyons is the latest driver to be confirmed for the 2014 Avon Tyres British GT Championship where the Northern Irishman will partner Thai driver Pasin Lathouras in a GT3 class AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia.

The line-up of Lyons and Lathouras will run alongside the sister AF Corse Ferrari of Brits John Dhillon and Aaron Scott, whilst at the Spa Francorchamps and Silverstone rounds, a third car will be in action with Brit Charlie Hollings and South African Jacques Duyver on peddling duties.

Lyons has enjoyed a diverse motorsport career with notable successes in Japan, and star cameo performances in the Australian V8 Supercar Series.

“I am extremely excited and honoured that I will be back racing in Britain for the prestigious British GT Championship with AF Corse,” said Lyons.

“Most of the circuits I have raced on in the past with great results and look forwards to succeeding with the Ferrari 458 GT3. My team mate, Pasin Lathouras does not have experience racing on these circuits but has been very successful and super fast in the Asian series. I think we can have a great partnership with AF Corse.”

Pasin Lathouras will be the first Thai driver to contest the British GT Championship. “This is the career break I have dreamt of for so long, to come to Europe where all the best sports car drivers in the world race,” he said.

“I’m delighted that Richard Lyons will be my team mate, he’s very experienced, fast, reliable and a proven winner, I hope to be able to learn a lot from him and I hope to contribute to the partnership. But also, realistically, I now have a huge opportunity, a fast team, a fast car and a fast teammate, so now I have to work harder than I have ever done to deliver and pay back the faith that so many people have placed in me, especially also my sponsors and many, many others.”