John Davis

John “The Taller” Davis is a warm presence around the paddock and he embodies the DW Racing ethos of personal goal-setting and determination. Like his racing idol, Nigel Mansell, once his visor goes down, John finds a focus that sees him smash his objectives with regularity.

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

When he’s not at the track or watching 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), which ran six karts with around four pupils working on each. They would rotate roles so everyone had a chance to drive, engineer or mechanic.

About John Davis

Driver Questions

  • Home County
    Hertfordshire
  • Home Town
    Welwyn Garden City
  • Age (based on dob)
    58 years old
  • Primary Race Series
    Zeo Prototype Series
  • Primary Sponsor
    Macair, Cornerstone Group, Greenaire
  • Profession
    Company Owner at JPR Greenaire
  • 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 Mansell
  • Why?
    The guy has been ultra-successful. His name is one everyone in my generation 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.
  • 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 watching a YouTube video about track cars and the costs associated with getting to a certain speed, Radical came to my attention and swept everything else 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 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 the track, just make sure you're going to be safe. Don't do anything stupid and, if you going to take a risk, make sure it's an educated risk. It's also very addictive!
  • Why did you choose to race with DW Racing?
    Darren (Winter) 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.
Standings

Driver Results

HAGERTY RADICAL CUP UK // FANGIO

Position Name Team Points
1 John Macleod RSR 254
2 Chris Preen Valour Racing 239
3 Jason Rishover 360 Competition 231
4 Peter Tyler DW Racing 223
5 Adrian Hallmark North Motorsport 169
6 Paul Denning RSR 165
7 Stephen Shanly North Motorsport 68
8 John Hewitt Radical Factory / TGM 62
9 Rob Greenwood Valour Racing 58
10 Lee Jackson Valour Racing 56

HAGERTY RADICAL CUP UK // PRO SR3

Position Name Team Points
1 Chris Lulham Valour Racing 294
2 Luke Hilton Valour Racing 272
3 John Macleod RSR 224
4 Oscar Joyce DW Racing 210
5 Chris Preen Valour Racing 206
6 Jason Rishover 360 Competition 201
7 Peter Tyler DW Racing 194
8 Adrian Hallmark North Motorsport 149
9 Paul Denning RSR 145
10 Jack Yang Valour Racing 121
11 Kristian Brookes Valour Racing 93
12 Stephen Shanly North Motorsport 60
13 John Hewitt Radical Factory / TGM 54
14 Rob Greenwood Valour Racing 51
15 Lee Jackson Valour Racing 49

HAGERTY RADICAL CUP UK // CHAMPION

Position Name Team Points
1 Chris Lulham Valour Racing 294
2 Luke Hilton Valour Racing 272
3 Sam Shaw DW Racing 271
4 Marcus Littlewood Littlewood Motorsport 246
5 John Macleod RSR 224
6 Oscar Joyce DW Racing 210
7 Chris Preen Valour Racing 206
8 Jason Rishover 360 Competition 201
9 Peter Tyler DW Racing 194
10 Bradley Gaunt North Motorsport 191
11 Jack Leese RSR 187
12 Lexie Belk Belk Motorsport 186
13 Ashley Gaunt North Motorsport 184
14 Adrian Hallmark North Motorsport 149
15 Paul Denning RSR 145
16 Jack Yang Valour Racing 121
17 Kristian Brookes Valour Racing 93
18 Matt Hammond University of Derby 62
19 Stephen Shanly North Motorsport 60
20 John Hewitt North Motorsport 54
21 Rob Greenwood Valour Racing 51
22 Lee Jackson Valour Racing 49
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