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Guy Smith
Guy Smith Spa2009.JPG
Guy Smith during the autograph session in Spa 2009.
Nationality United Kingdom British
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2004, 2008 -
Teams Johansson-Matthews Racing, Team Bentley, Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx, Quifel ASM Team
Best finish 1st (2003)
Class wins 1 (2003)

Guy Smith (born 12 September 1974 in Beverley, England, UK) is a motor racing driver who has competed in various levels of motorsport.

Smith started racing karts in 1987, winning the British Championship, and in 1991 finished second in the Senior World Championship. In 1992 he moved into auto racing, winning the British Formula Renault Championship in 1995 and tested a Williams Formula 1 car. He went on to win his first Formula 3 race from pole position. In 1998 he moved to America to contest the Indy Lights series finishing 3rd in the Championship and been crowned 'Rookie of the Year'.

Since then he has raced primarily in the American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am series, posting an overall win at the 2003 24 Hours of Le Mans with co-drivers Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello driving a Bentley Speed 8.[1] In 2004 he made his Champ Car debut the second half of the season for Paul Gentilozzi's Rocketsports team.

Smith raced for Dyson Racing in the American Le Mans Series between 2006 and 2009.

It was announced on 15 February 2010 that Smith would be competing in the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans with the Rebellion Racing Team driving a Lola B10/60 in the LMP1 class.[2]

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Motorsports Career Results

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Le Mans

Year Team Car Team mate Team mate Position
2000 United States Johansson-Matthews Racing Reynard 2KQ Sweden Stefan Johansson United States Jim Matthews DNF
2001 United Kingdom Team Bentley Bentley Exp Speed 8 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Stéphane Ortelli DNF
2003 United Kingdom Team Bentley Bentley Speed 8 Denmark Tom Kristensen Italy Rinaldo Capello 1st
2004 United Kingdom Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx Audi R8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Jamie Davies 2nd
2008 Portugal Quifel ASM Team Lola B05/40 Portugal Miguel Amaral France Olivier Pla 20th
2009 Portugal Quifel ASM Team Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S/2 Portugal Miguel Amaral France Olivier Pla DNF

Champ Car

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2004 Rocketsports United States
LBH
 
Mexico
MTY
 
United States
MIL
 
United States
POR
 
United States
CLE
 
Canada
TOR
 
Canada
VAN
 
United States
ROA
10
United States
DEN
Ret
Canada
MTL
Ret
United States
LS
9
United States
LVS
Ret
Australia
SRF
9
Mexico
MXC
17
18th 53

References

  1. ^ Bentley claim Le Mans crown BBC Website 2003-06-15 Retrieved 2010-02-15
  2. ^ Smith joins Rebellion for Le Mans Autosport Website 2010-02-15 Retrieved 2010-02-15

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Awards
Preceded by
James Matthews
Autosport
British Club Driver of the Year

1995
Succeeded by
Peter Dumbreck
Sporting positions
Preceded by
James Matthews
British Formula Renault
UK series champion

1995
Succeeded by
Enrique Bernoldi
Preceded by
Frank Biela
Tom Kristensen
Emanuele Pirro
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
2003 with:
Tom Kristensen
Rinaldo Capello
Succeeded by
Seiji Ara
Tom Kristensen
Rinaldo Capello

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