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Akira Iida
Born 18th December 1969
Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
Nationality Japan.png JPN
Japanese GT Championship/Super GT Career
2014 Team LM corsa
2014 Car No. 60
Races 97 (96 starts)
Pole positions 7
Wins 6
Titles 1
Podiums 15
Fastest laps 6
Career Points 539
First race 1994 Fuji GT
Last race 2008 Autopolis GT 300 km
First win 1998 MINE GT
Last win 2003 SUGO GT 300 km
Seasons 1994 - 2008, 2014 -
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Akira Iida is a Japanese Super GT driver who competed in the series from 1994 - 2008 until present.

JGTC/SGT Career Overview[]

1994-1995: NISMO[]

1997-2001: Team Kunimitsu[]

2002-2006: Team LeMans[]

In 2002, Iida joined Team LeMans, partnering with Juichi Wakisaka. His team took the title at the final round of the race.

In 2003 at the third round of the season, his teammate Wakisaka was on a battle against former F1 driver and Team TOM'S driver Érik Comas at the final lap of the race, taking the win after the dramatic moment.

However, after finishing 7th in the final round of the race, Iida's team ranked 2nd in the Driver's Championship and the Team's Championship, leaving Nismo to take the title without a single victory.

2007: Team Bandoh[]

2008: Team principal and substitutement[]

After announcing that he will not continue to race in the series, Iida became a team principal for Team SARD.

When Team LeMans driver Daisuke Ito was going to miss the next 4 races until the final round of the season, Iida substituted him for 4 rounds.

After Ito's comeback in the final round, Team LeMans placed in the podium.

2014: Return to Super GT[]

In the end of 2013, he announced that he would return to the series with the new LM corsa team, partnering with Hiroki Yoshimoto.

JGTC/SGT Career[]

Complete JGTC/SGT Results[]

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