Richard Lloyd (racing driver)

Richard Lloyd ( born February 18, 1945, † March 30, 2008 in Farnborough ) was a British racing driver and motor sport team owners.

Richard Lloyd began his career in 1967 and collected until 1971 in some motorsport racing with sports cars like Triumph Spitfire, Morgan 4/4 Super and Lotus Elan Sprint racing experience.

1974 and 1975 he drove his first long-distance race in the sports car class of the World Sportscar Championship with Chevron B23, March 74S Lola T294 and most recently with a well in a race in the 2- liter sports car championship. After a break he rose again in 1981 with a Porsche 924 GTR in the World Sportscar Championship in. With his team, Canon Cameras Racing / GTi Engineering he went there with the car in the GT and from 1982 to early 1983 in the IMSA GTO class. With its team riders Andy Rouse, Tony Dron and Jonathan Palmer, he reached the class win in four races. From 1983 to the end of his active racing career In 1985, Lloyd the Porsche 956 in the C group. With drivers Jan Lammers, Jonathan Palmer and Nick Mason, he was able to regularly place in the top ten.

His greatest motorsport success in 1985 was the second place in the 24- hour race at Le Mans, he could celebrate with Jonathan Palmer and James Weaver. After this race Lloyd ended his racing career.

From 1976 to 1982 he also launched in the European Touring Car Championship. There he went first with Opel Commodore GS and BMW 530i until he switch to sports car from Volkswagen, mainly VW Golf GTI, and from 1980 to Audi 80 GTE and Audi 80 GLE from the end of 1977. His first class win in his career won Lloyd with Tom Walkinshaw and Gilbert Greenall 1977 Grand Prix touring car at the Nürburgring. With his teammates to tenth place and where he won first place in the 4th Division. His best finish in the race series in 1978 was the third place overall and first place in the second division at the 500 - km race at Brands Hatch along with Anton Stocker on a VW Scirocco.

Lloyd died on March 30, 2008 shortly after takeoff from London Biggin Hill airport in a business jet. All five occupants, among them David Leslie, died after the pilot of the aircraft Cessna Citation noted problems with the engines and then attempted emergency landing failed.

Le Mans results