Role Racing driver
|Car no. 66|
Name Liam Griffin
Debut season 2011
|Born 9 March 1973 (age 42) Barnet (England) (1973-03-09)|
Current team Motorbase Performance
Liam Griffin (born 9 March 1973 in Barnet, Greater London) is a British auto racing driver and businessman. He is the managing director of his family-run minicab company Addison Lee. He currently races in the British Touring Car Championship.
- Early years
- Motorbase Performance (2011–)
- Complete British Touring Car Championship results
- Complete British GT Championship results
Griffin started racing in 2008, competing in the VW Cup. He spent two years in the series, collecting three podiums and two race wins. In 2009 he entered two rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain at Silverstone, driving for Motorbase Performance. He returned for a full season in 2010 for the team, driving in the Pro-Am 1 class, he finished twenty-first overall in the driver standings.
Motorbase Performance (2011–)
For 2011 he entered the British Touring Car Championship. Staying with Motorbase, he drove a Ford Focus ST. The season did not start well for Griffin. At the first round at Brands Hatch, Griffin collided with Rob Collard on the formation lap, damaging the Ford's left-front suspension, and was unable to start the race.
Griffin stayed with Motorbase in 2012, now racing under the Redstone Racing banner. He crashed heavily in the wet first race at Thruxton, his Ford Focus ending up buried in a tyre wall. He walked away from the incident but it caused the race to be stopped. He brought out the safety car at Croft after crashing his Redstone Racing Focus into the tyre wall, causing an engine fire. Griffin pulled out of the following meeting at Snetterton in order to focus on his business commitments during the 2012 Summer Olympics. He returned to the team at Silverstone and participated in the final two rounds of the season. After the final round at Brands Hatch, Griffin intended to retire from the BTCC.
In February 2013, Motorbase Performance announced that Griffin would race for them in the Jack Sears Trophy, driving the Super 2000 specification Ford Focus in 2013. Griffin took two class victories at the season opening Brands Hatch round to lead the trophy going to the second around at Donington Park.
Complete British Touring Car Championship results
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded in first race) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races) (* signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap – 1 point awarded all races)
Complete British GT Championship results
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)