Lyons misses out on Jordan chance

Formula Nippon racer Richard Lyons was hoping to make his Grand Prix debut this weekend with the Jordan team at Suzuka but he was not able to raise the money in time to get the drive.

The DoCoMo Dandelion team driver is still fighting for the Formula Nippon title this year but was hoping "to do an Eddie Irvine" and use his local knowledge of Suzuka to make a big impression on the F1 fraternity.

"We were very close, but just ran out of time," Lyons said.

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