John Davis

John “the taller” Davis is a warm presence around the paddock and embodies the DW Racing ethos of personal goal-setting and determination. Like his racing idol, Nigel Mansel, once the lid of his visor goes down, John finds a focus that sees him smashing his goals at each race weekend.

Sporting one of the best liveries on track, John can be found behind a well-designed black and gold SR3-RSX.

When he’s not at the track or catching up on motorsport, John is running with his local club or working hard at his company JPR Greenaire.

John’s affinity for racing cars stems back to his school days at Heronswood School 1976-81. The school had a program that ran around 6 karts and each kart would have around 4 students working on it. They would rotate roles so everyone had a chance to drive, engineer etc. This was where it all started for John.

 

About John Davis

Driver Questions

  • Home County
    Heatfordshire
  • Home Town
    Welwyn Garden City
  • Age (based on dob)
    58 years old
  • Primary Race Series
    Radical Challenge
  • Primary Sponsor
    Macair, Cornerstone Group, Greenaire
  • Profession
    Company Owner at JPR Greenair
  • If you could race any car what would it be?
    LMP2 or LMP3
  • Why?
    They're cool, and I like the longer endurance racing.
  • If you could race any track, what would it be?
    Spa would be the one!
  • If you could meet any racing driver, alive or dead who would it be?
    Nigel Mansel
  • Why?
    The guy has been ultra-successful. His name in my generation, everyone would respect. He's a pure thoroughbred racer. Off track, you would think he's quite a mild guy, but once he's behind the wheel the red mist comes down.
  • Not exclusively to cars or track - what is your earliest racing memory
    Karting at school We used to build and race karts against other schools. That was probably the best experience. There would be a group of us, and we would take turns driving, but as there was only one kart and other jobs to be done, we would compete among ourselves for the right to drive.
  • What is your racing goal
    Progression (actually, he said "not to be last" but we agreed progression was more positive!)
  • Why did you choose your current race series?
    I wanted to find something that floated my boat from the karts. I looked at Caterhams and other road cars that had been converted. But after watching a YouTube video all about track cars and the amount of money you have to spend to get to a certain speed. From luxury cars to caterhams, there was a thing called a "Radical" that came in and swept everything away.
  • What's the first thing you do when you get to the track.
    A strong cup of coffee and a sweet biscuit to settle the nerves.
  • Do you have a pre-race/quali ritual? If so, what is it?
    No! As long as I'm in the car, on time, with the visor clear. I don’t want to be late to the collection area.
  • Whose your biggest supporter?
    My wife
  • Any advice for someone looking to get into racing?
    When on track, just make sure you're going to be safe. Don't do anything stupid, and when you take risks, make sure it's an educated risk. It's also very addictive!
  • Why did you choose to race with DW Racing
    Darren and I got on like a house on fire. I had a chat with a couple of people and they said it's a no-brainer. Darren is a great guy and you need to do it. I jumped from Radical because I don’t think I could have been run like I'd want to be run. We're a family team here and that's what I like.
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Driver Results

HAGERTY RADICAL CUP UK // FANGIO

Position Name Team Points
1 Peter TYLER DW Racing 495
2 Chris PREEN Valour Racing 493
3 Jason RISHOVER 360 Racing 462
4 Mark WILLIAMS Doris Motorsport 376
5 Andy LOWE DW Racing 370
6 John MACLEOD RAW Motorsports 224
7 Chris HEADLAM RJ Motorsport 169
8 RAW Motorsports RAW Motorsports 95
9 John DAVIS DW Racing 91
10 Wesley FONGENIE 360 Racing 91
11 Nicholas FRANCIS Valour Racing 88
12 Neil GLOVER 360 Racing 60
13 Jason GREEN 360 Racing 27

HAGERTY RADICAL CUP UK // PRO SR3

Position Name Team Points
1 Daryl DE LEON Valour Racing 595
2 James LAY RAW Motorsports 587
3 Ben CAISLEY DW Racing 539
4 Peter TYLER DW Racing 456
5 Chris PREEN Valour Racing 446
6 Jason RISHOVER 360 Racing 428
7 Jacek ZIELONKA 360 Racing 420
8 Haydn CHANCE Valour Racing 375
9 Andy LOWE DW Racing 327
10 Mark WILLIAMS Doris Motorsport 327
11 Abdelmajeed KHATEEB North Motorsport 258
12 John MACLEOD RAW Motorsports 219
13 Jack TOMALIN Tim Gray Motorsport 209
14 Gavin McALPINE RAW Motorsports 204
15 Daniel HEADLAM RJ Motorsport 183
16 Ben STONE RAW Motorsports 179
17 Chris HEADLAM RJ Motorsport 160
18 Amir FAYZULIN RAW Motorsports 87
19 Wesley FONGENIE 360 Racing 82
20 John DAVIS DW Racing 80
21 Chris MYHILL RAW Motorsports 78
22 Nicholas FRANCIS Valour Racing 74
23 Neil GLOVER 360 Racing 52
24 Jack YANG Valour Racing 50
25 Katrin KRISTENSEN Valour Racing 49
26 Jason GREEN 360 Racing 26

HAGERTY RADICAL CUP UK // CHAMPION

Position Name Team Points
1 Daryl DE LEON Valour Racing 595
2 James LAY RAW Motorsports 587
3 Theo MICOURIS Hart GT RAW Motorsports 585
4 Ben CAISLEY DW Racing 539
5 Peter TYLER DW Racing 456
6 Tom WOOD Uni of Derby 454
7 Chris PREEN Valour Racing 446
8 Oscar JOYCE DW Racing 441
9 James OCKENDEN Valour Racing 436
10 George KNUTTON Track Focused 435
11 Jason RISHOVER 360 Racing 428
12 Jacek ZIELONKA 360 Racing 420
13 Alex SPOONER Doris Motorsport 401
14 Haydn CHANCE Valour Racing 375
15 Ashley GAUNT North Motorsport 340
16 Darren KNUTTON Track Focused 330
17 Andy LOWE DW Racing 327
18 Mark WILLIAMS Doris Motorsport 327
19 Bradley GAUNT North Motorsport 320
20 Abdelmajeed KHATEEB North Motorsport 258
21 John MACLEOD RAW Motorsports 219
22 Jack TOMALIN Tim Gray Motorsport 209
23 Gavin McALPINE RAW Motorsports 204
24 Daniel HEADLAM RJ Motorsport 183
25 Ben STONE RAW Motorsports 179
26 Chris HEADLAM RJ Motorsport 160
27 Rob GREENWOOD Valour Racing 158
28 Shane STONEY Doris Motorsport 140
29 Kristian BROOKES Valour Racing 103
30 Amir FAYZULIN RAW Motorsports 87
31 Wesley FONGENIE 360 Racing 82
32 John DAVIS DW Racing 80
33 Chris MYHILL RAW Motorsports 78
34 Nicholas FRANCIS Valour Racing 74
35 Neil GLOVER 360 Racing 52
36 Jack YANG Valour Racing 50
37 Katrin KRISTENSEN Valour Racing 49
38 Jason GREEN 360 Racing 26
39 Jose CARVALHO Valour Racing 24
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