bulletAbout John Danby Racing

From its base in Colchester, Essex, JDR has prepared and run cars in a variety of championships including Historic Group C, Thoroughbred Grand Prix, Sports 2000, VdeV, Britcar, Lotus Cup, Lotus on Track, Masters and British Formula Ford.

Driven by a passion for engineering excellence JDR has a hugely successful track record, which includes overall victory in the SRCC Sports 2000 Duratec, Pinto and Historic Championships, Championship runners up in Britcar and numerous pole positions, lap records and race wins in a variety of championships.

With a depth of engineering knowledge JDR also specialises in prototype engineering, component design, development and manufacture. Supporting this arm of the business JDR’s Colchester facility is fully equipped with the latest CNC and fabrication machinery, as well as an in-house graphic design and vehicle livery service.

In addition JDR also specialises in race and road car restoration and has worked with brands such as Ferrari, Jaguar, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Tiga, Swift and Royale.

With a dedicated and experienced team of employees JDR has not only seen success on the track but also an expanding and loyal customer base all of which appreciate the personal approach taken by the team and its love for the cars and the sport.

Why choose John Danby Racing to prepare your racecar?:

  • Crack-testing, repair, machining and fabrication of parts in-house
  • Full geometry set-up
  • Specialists in datalogging installation and analysis
  • Dedicated, experienced mechanics and engineers trackside
  • Professional and courteous service

Company History

Data logging
John carrying out data logging

Team founder and accopmlished racing engineer John Danby established the business in 2002 after three years with Lotus Motorsport as Chief Engineer.

During this time he was instrumental in the design, development and manufacture of the Lotus Motorsport Elise race car and well as overseeing all engineering activities for the Autobytel Lotus Championship. The company has quickly earned a strong reputation as a leading race team and engineering organisation in the motorsport world, producing bespoke solutions and building cars that are made to win.