Indy Lights - Lloyd Read

Alex Baron Belardi Auto Racing
Ryan Phinny Belardi Auto Racing
Driver Info
Lloyd Read
Biography of Lloyd Read

Lloyd Read got his start racing karts in his native Great Britain as a young teen.  He would transfer this karting success to the U.S., moving to California in 2006 and racing at Infineon (Sonoma) Raceway.

The next few years brought a variety of success for Read on racing circuits all along the West Coast.  He won the Pro Formula Mazda division of the West Coast Formula Car Challenge in 2011, and 2012 saw him finish fifth in the same series despite competing in less than half of the 14 races that year.  In 2013, Read was signed by JDC Motorsports to drive in the Pro Mazda Championship.

When time permits, Read enjoys staying in shape and skiing.  He counts current F1 champion Lewis Hamilton as his racing hero.

Hobbies: Fitness, karting, snowboarding, economics, anything with wheels and a motor!

Racing goal: Make it to the top level of motorsports and be a top competitor

Racing hero: Lewis Hamilton

My fitness routine includes: Alternating strength training and stability training. Four days of endurance cardio including cycling, running and rowing.

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: Rest for 30-45 minutes listening to music, stretching and having an energy supplement and a banana!

The one talent I wish I had: Being able to speak a foreign language.

An interesting note about me: My first race car was a Formula Enterprises. I was the mechanic and engineer on the car for the two seasons I ran it. Never had a DNF and won multiple races.

2013: Finished eight in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires ... claimed a best finish of fourth on the streets of Toronto, also earning the Quarter Master Hard Charger Award ... secured 14 top-10 finishes in 16 starts.

2012: Finished fifth in the West Coast Formula Car Challenge, Pro Formula Mazda division, despite contesting only six of the 14 races ... earned two wins and three additional podium finishes ... contested two Star Mazda Championship races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, claiming two top-10 finishes.

2011: Won the Pro Formula Mazda division of the West Coast Formula Car Challenge with seven podium finishes.

2010: Finished third in the SCCA’s San Francisco Region Formula Enterprises Championship and fourth in the West Coast Formula Enterprises Championship in a partial season.

2009: Graduated from the Jim Russell Racing School in the FJR-50 cars.

2006: Moved to California and began karting at Infineon (Sonoma) Raceway.

2004: Began karting in England with the Camberley Karting Club, competing in the Rotax 125 Senior class.

Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2013 Pro Mazda 16 0 0 1 14 0 9
2012 Pro Mazda 2 0 0 0 2 0 2
Total 18 0 0 1 16 0 11
2014 Indy Lights 6 0 0 0 3 0 5
Total 6 0 0 0 3 0 5
* Under INDYCAR sanction RAF = Running at Finish
** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points
BHA / JMM with Curb-Agajanian

BHA / JMM with Curb-Agajanian runs the #28 car in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires. 

Headquartered in Indianapolis, BHA/ JMM with Curb-Agajanian is in its sixth season competing in Indy Lights and returns full time in 2014 with Lloyd Read behind the wheel. 

Read is in his first season in the Indy Lights and is a native of Newport, Wales, U.K.