Tommy /Thomas/ BYRNE /IRL/
Born : 06.05.1958
Active years : 1982
GP started : 2
Driver's career :
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2001- 2003
Raced a Porsche in the Grand Am Series.
Senior Racing School Instructor, Mid-Ohio circuit.
Ferrari Challenge Driver Coach. Ride & Drive Events.

TV Announcer for South American Formula 3 Series.
Senior Instructor, Mid-Ohio Racing School. Race-driving Coach. Ride & Drive Events.
Worked with ProFormance Driving Events and Precision Dynamics Inc. between races, facilitating on-track events for prestigious clients such as Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Hyundai and Nissan.

Multiple race winner in the Formula 3 International Series. 3rd in Overall Standings.

4th place in the Formula 3 International Championship, with two race wins.

ProFormance Driving Events, as a Senior Instructor.

Drove a 3-race Indy Lights schedule with a win at Detroit, netting the series' largest-ever purse of   $30,000.

Indy Lights Vice-Champion, winning four races. Beaten to the Championship title just three laps from the end of the final race of the year when a back-marker put me in the wall while leading.

Vice-Champion in the A.R.S. (forename of Indy Lights) Championship, winning three races.

3rd place in the ARS Championship, driving for OPAR Racing. Won two races, ending the season a handful of points behind eventual Champion Didier Theys.

Moved to the USA to follow a new career path. Won the South East Formula Ford Championship and shared a Ford Mustang with Wally Dallenbach Jr. in selected races, including the Daytona 24 Hours, and the Sebring 12 Hours.

Sixth overall in the European Formula 3 Championship driving for Gary Anderson, who later designed Grand Prix cars for the Jordan and Jaguar F1 Teams. Also drove in US Super Vee and Formula Atlantic races.

Fourth in the European Formula 3 Championship, driving for future F1 Team-Owner Eddie Jordan. Highlight was a podium 3rd place at Monte Carlo, in spite of first gear breaking prior to the standing start. The twisty Monaco track has two first-gear corners…

Achieved a lifetime ambition of racing Formula One, for the Theodore Team, in five Grand Prix.
Won the British Formula 3 Championship, despite missing 5 races whilst driving F1.
Tested Niki Lauda's Marlboro McLaren Formula 1 car at Silverstone for 25 laps, recording the 3rd fastest lap ever around the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, and bettering triple World Champion Lauda's time by nearly two seconds.

Won the Marlboro World Cup driving Ayrton Senna's car, following his decision not to compete. European Formula Ford 2000 Champion and British Formula Ford 2000 Champion.

First in over twenty races en route to claiming the two most prestigious British Formula Ford Championships.

1st place at the 14-mile Nurburgring circuit, plus pole position and fastest lap on debut at the most daunting track in Europe.
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