Welcome to John Danby Racing
JDR was established in 2002 and has quickly established itself as a leading race team and engineering organisation. Team founder and accomplished Race Engineer John Danby established the team after three years with Lotus Motorsport as Chief Engineer. During this time he was instrumental in the design, development and manufacture of the Lotus Exige race car as well as overseeing all engineering activities for the Autobytel Lotus Championship. From its base in Colchester, Essex, JDR has prepared and run cars in a variety of championships including Britcar, GT Cup, Elise Trophy, Historic Group C, Thoroughbred Grand Prix, Sports 2000, VdeV and British Formula Ford. Driven by a passion for engineering excellence JDR has a hugely successful track record in a number of categories and are multiple lap record holders and repeat Championship Winners.
With a depth of engineering knowledge JDR specialises in bespoke engineering projects ranging from modern to historic vehicle builds, to component design, development and manufacture.
Race Car Preparation
JDR have extensive expertise in racecar preparation and setup for maximum competitiveness at all levels of motorsport.
Race Car Engineering
We specialise in production runs of bespoke panelwork and chassis fabrication through to lightweight prototype parts.
From stripping and rebuilding, to finding parts for incomplete projects, we can get your car back to perfect condition.
Historic road & rally
As fellow car enthusiasts we offer a bespoke service for your treasured road or trackday car.