Guy Smith

Guy Smith ( born September 12, 1974 in Beverley ) is a British racing driver. His greatest achievement was the victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2003 on the side of Rinaldo Capello and Tom Kristensen in a Bentley Speed ​​8


Smith began at the age of 12 years with the karting. In 1987 he won the British and Scottish Junior Kart Championship, as well as the Junior Karting Championship PROTRAIN, 1988, he was Belgian Karting champion and eleventh in the World Karting Championship.

In 1991, Smith in the formula V to Team First Time Racing and immediately became second in the Championship, where he won two races and started from the pole position twice. In the same year he became a master of the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship and received an honor as McLaren / Autosport Young Kartist of the Year. In 1992, he won five races in the Vauxhall Junior Championship, in 1993 he reached second place in the final of the British Formula Ford Championship with two wins and three pole positions. 1995 Smith won the Formula Renault for the team Manor Motorsport and was a test driver for the Williams Formula 1 team. After working in the Formula 3 Briton In 1998, in the Indy Lights series and won the race in Portland and Toronto, as well as the Rookie -of -the- Year Award. 1999 Smith tested for the Forsythe Racing team a Champ Car vehicle, 2000, he drove in the American Le Mans Series and reached the 24- hour race at Daytona in fourth place. He also took part in the first 24 - hour race at Le Mans.

Finally, in 2003 followed the victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and he also finished third in the 24- hour race at Spa-Francorchamps. Once was discontinued after the Victorious Bentley involvement in Le Mans, Smith joined the British Audi team UK Team Veloqx. For the team he drove the two endurance races at Sebring and Le Mans, he finished each with Johnny Herbert and Jamie Davis on the podium, he also completed for Rocket Sports Racing 10 races in the American Champ Car series. In 2005, he also competed in two racing series. Firstly, Smith drove an MG Lola EX257 - in the American Le Mans Series, on the other hand a Riley Mark XI in the Grand-Am. While Orbit Racing after several midfield positions ended the season prematurely, he drove for Dyson Racing at Petit Le Mans podium. So Smith was also in the following years with team owner Rob Dyson and launched in various Le Mans prototype Lola. In the years he drove the majority of the race with Chris Dyson and finished several championship races on the podium. In 2007 he moved and his team in the LMP2 category and sat now the first customer team on a Porsche RS Spyder he was driving again with Chris Dyson until the end of the 2008 season. The following year, his team went back to Lola while he also drove a sports car from Ginetta Zytek in the Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Champ Car - balance sheet

Le Mans results