JDR are proud to introduce their regular drivers, all of whom come from very different backgrounds and bring their individual expertise and experience to the race events:
- Barry Davison
Barry Davison is an experienced Morgan racer who has over the last couple of years being adding several Sports 2000s and Historics to his collection.
Barry owned the JDR prepared Championship winning Tigas that both Oliver Stirling and Patrick Sherrington drove to victory in 2009. In addition Barry has a Lotus Elite and Eleven Le Mans in which he enjoys competing. in 2013 Barry added a Lotus Mark VI to the fleet, which has since been fully resorted by JDR. 2014 sees Barry returning to the Historic Motorsport scene in his much loved Lotus Elite and Eleven.
- David & Rob Fenn
Father and son partnership David (left) and Rob began sports car racing in 2008. Their Lotus Motorsport Elise was fully rebuilt by JDR for a full Britcar campaign in 2009, swiftly followed by a challenging Honda NSX racecar project.
The duo went on to score numerous podiums and race wins in the Lotus Elise throughout 2009, finishing overall highest point scorers and 2nd in the Championship. The Honda NSX, built from a roadcar chassis by JDR, debuted at the November 2009 Britcar Race with Vicki Butler Henderson at the wheel. For the past three years David & Rob have been competing in the Lotus Cup championships, winning many races. The Fenns look forward to a full calendar in 2014 in both the Lotus Cup UK Championship in their Motorsport Elise sponsored by Go Green Motorsport and possibly their first foray in to Historic Motorsport too! Visit Go Green Motorsport
- Doug & Chris Setters
Experienced racers, father and son duo Doug and Chris Setters have joined JDR for the 2014 Lotus Cup UK in their Honda powered S1 Lotus Exige. With the car rebuild already in full swing, the Setters look forward to returning to the front of the grid in 2014 with full on track support from JDR.
- James Barclay
James began racing karts in 1995 and quickly progressed to become the National Karting Champion in Formula TKM.
In 1998 he won the Vauxhall Vectra Scholarship and progressed with Vauxhall's support into the 1999 Vectra SRi V6 Challenge supporting the BTCC. In 2000 James competed in the Autobytel Lotus Motorsport Elise series, and proved to be a front runner in the competitive TOCA support series.
Between 2004-2008 James competed in Sports2000 with John Danby Racing, claiming a number of pole positions & podiums in his JDR prepared Swift DB2.
In 2009 James joined the Fenns in their JDR prepared Elise to win 2nd in the Britcar Championship, also driving alongside Vicki Butler Henderson in the debut of the JDR built Honda NSX.
2010 & 2011 James has been USA based, but continued to support JDR with testing & development duties and claimed a win in Masters at the Spa 6hr in the JDR built Elan of Nick Atkins.
After a successful year of partnerships in 2013 with Nick Atkins in both his Lotus Elite and Elan at many high profile historic meetings across Europe, James will hope to continue this success in 2014 and is also considering a move into historic single seater racing.
- John Davison
Since obtaining his race licence in 2012 John Davison has proved to be a very talented driver in his first year of motorsport. Previously a World Champion and Olympic level skeet shooter. John regularly competes in his 1963 TVR Griffith 400 in various historic series and has already had numerous podium finishes. In his very first race meeting at Donington Park in April 2013 where John and his father Barry shared Barry’s Lotus Elite in the 1hr Pre 63 race and finished a fantastic 2nd place in class.
John also races a production class Lotus Elise 111R in Lotus Cup UK which has allowed him to experience and learn techniques in both historic and modern cars.
With a seasons racing under his belt and freshly JDR rebuilt cars, John is one to watch in 2014!
- Liz Halliday
Former Le Mans competitor and sportswoman Liz has joined forces with John Danby Racing to showcase her talents in the family’s collection of Historic Race Cars.
Liz enjoyed several outings in her Alfa GTA & SZ in 2010 at events ranging from Goodwood to Monza. In 2013 Liz will be on board full-time contesting the popular Lotus Cup Championship in a JDR built Lotus 2-Eleven.
- Nick Atkins
Nick is a very experienced racer having competed in Motorsport since 1966.
He has driven a wide range of cars from both modern and historic saloons, Sports2000, to his Tiga GC286 Le Mans car which he still runs in Historic Group C events. In 2009 Nick added a Lotus Elite to his stable, racing it in selected UK and European races, including the Le Mans 24hr support race. In 2010 JDR restored a period Lotus Elan 26R for Nick to race alongside the Elite in various prestigious Historic Meetings. Nick will continue in 2013 to race his fleet of lovely Lotus historics.
- Oliver Stirling
After only a few historic Formula Ford outings Oli started racing in Sports2000 with John Danby Racing in 2005.
Oliver won the Lola Cup in 2006 in his JDR prepared Royale, and in 2008 won the Sports2000 Historic championship by winning every race in the JDR built Tiga SC80 owned by Barry Davison. In 2009 Oliver continued his domination with a repeat performance, winning the Sports2000 Pinto Championship.
In 2013 Oli plans to contest some headline modern and historic race events.
- Patrick Sherrington
Patrick started his racing career in 2000 participating in the UK Formula Vee Championship.
Due to his past successes Patrick secured a drive in the 2008 UK VdeV series in the JDR prepared Ligier. His long term sponsor ADI Systems has again helped Patrick to race Barry Davison's Tiga SC80 in the Sports 2000 Historic Championship, and in 2009 Patrick went on to win the Sports2000 Championship in the John Danby Racing prepared Tiga.
Patrick's 2013 plans are currently being finalised.
- Richard Bateman
With over 20 years of racing experience in various historic cars, Richard joined the JDR fold in the middle of 2013 commissioning JDR to rebuild and run his ex Le Mans 1990 C1 Spice-Cosworth Group C car in the 2014 Group C Championship. Richard and JDR made the journey to Paul Ricard in October for a “shakedown” race after the car rebuild, with the car running perfectly Richard drove superbly to finish 4th in class and 5th overall. His best ever finish in the series.
Richard will look forward to continued success in the Spice in 2014 and will also share drives with Nick Atkins in both their Lotus Elan’s at selected historic meetings.
- Race Car Preparation
JDR have extensive expertise in racecar preparation and setup - the knowledge and resources to ensure maximum competitiveness at all levels of motorsport.
- Race Car Engineering
JDR specialise in bespoke projects from Panelwork and Chassis fabrication through to lightweight prototype parts for optimum performance.
- Vehicle Restoration
From stripping and rebuilding, to researching and finding parts for incomplete projects JDR are highly experienced in getting your car back to perfect condition.
- Historic Road and Rally
JDR's skills are not limited just to the racetrack or rally stage. As fellow car enthusiasts we offer a bespoke service for your treasured road or trackday car.
- Machining and Fabrication
JDR offers in-house bespoke engineering solutions - design, development and manufacture thanks to our CNC machine shop and solid modelling capabilities.