The Pursuit team blends expertise across several fields, all critical to race success. Equally important is good inter-team chemistry, which is entirely emotional. No good race team can survive without this.
Fascinated by cars from my earliest days, I entered the world of historic racing through an apprenticeship at John Danby Racing: a highly regarded racing team. Working on a wide range of Appendix K cars in the workshop and on event instilled a deep appreciation of historic race car engineering, which I built on over later years at Lanzante.
Lanzante earned its deserved reputation for setting new standards in classic car racing and restoration. Working with the team extended my education into GT3 and LMP cars and showed me what was possible with the right attitude and approach. From Lanzante, I moved to pure circuit racing, joining Grasser Racing to run the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 in Blancpain GT. The high point was winning the 2017 Blancpain championship, beating all of the works-supported teams.
I combined my time at Grasser with a spell at Manor Motorsport, supporting the Oreca 05 and 07 LMP2 cars for a season, the highlight of which was seventh overall at the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans. I then returned to Lanzante for a couple of years, working on the TAG Porsche 930 and P1 GTR road car projects, before starting Pursuit Racing at the end of 2020.
Great preparation does not happen by accident: it is a systemic approach to problem solving and consistent attention to detail. Pursuit Racing consolidates all of my experience, taking best practice from the industry's most accomplished performers to deliver beautifully presented, high-performing and reliable racing cars. I remain obsessed by the world of historic motorsport and adore the cars I get to work on every day!
Having attended a motorsport college straight from school, I began a motorsport degree at Oxford Brookes University. A year in, I decided to switch back to more hands on learning and took a job with a British sport car specialist. The company had close ties to Lanzante. After four years, I ended up moving there, drawn by the emphasis on quality and attention to detail.
I worked with Lanzante for two-and-a-half years, meeting Oli along the way, until an opportunity came up with McLaren as a motorsport technician on the GT3 and GT4 race car development team. This took McLaren road cars and transformed them into endurance racers. A highlight included preparing and testing these cars with former F1 world champions, Mika Hakkinen and Jenson Button. I was at McLaren when Oli offered me the job at Pursuit. I jumped at the chance to work on such a wide variety of historic and modern race cars at such a high level.
Away from work, I'm a keen competitor in several branches of motorsport. A former junior trials rider, I race hill rallies in a competetion Land Rover. I have also raced Caterhams, and have competed on circuits across the UK and Europe.
Number 1 Mechanic
Born and Growing up in Australia, I knew I wanted a career in motorsport. In summer 2016, I moved to the UK and took a position with Tuthill Porsche: Europe's premier air-cooled Porsche experts.
Over five years with the team, I worked on cars in a wide range of motorsport disciplines, including national Rally Championships, 2.0L Cup, Classic Endurance Racing, the East African Safari Classic Rally (which we won twice), and the team's Below Zero Ice Driving experience in Sweden.
The opportunity to join Pursuit Racing was too good to miss. The variety of cars we work on is incredible, attention to detail is second to none and the working environment is another big positive. Away from work, I am a long-time crossfit enthusiast and have competed in the European championships. I can't imagine a better place to be than Pursuit.
Number 2 Mechanic
I grew up in a motorsport family; my dad owned a garage and raced in the Mini Miglia series, so I spent most of my weekends at the circuit. When I left school, I did a mechanical apprenticeship with my dad, also building my own cars and doing a little bit of racing in my spare time.
After six years, I decided to focus on the racing side and joined Elite Motorsport, running Ginettas in the GT4 Supercup, GT5 Challenge and Ginetta Junior series. Elite also had a Mini Challenge programme racing John Cooper Works Minis. I ended up running that and caught the attention of Beechdean Motorsport, the Aston Martin GT team.
Beechdean's owner had grown up racing Minis, so we just clicked. Working with another Mini enthusiast inspired me to dust off my own classic Mini and continue racing in the Mini7 championship, where I won the Novice Championship in 2019. I love working at Pursuit. Racing is in my blood and this team is devoted to the craft of building fast and reliable race cars!
Growing up near Silverstone gave me an interest in racing from a very young age. After leaving school, I attended the National Motorsport College at Silverstone, also completing work experience at Hitech Grand Prix and Dragon/Penske Autosport.
Walking through the pitlane on a lunchbreak one day, I saw Pursuit's Dallara sports prototype parked in a garage and was struck by its beauty and professional presentation. I emailed my CV to Oli to be considered for any future vacancies. We got together for a chat and he offered me a job. I love the vibe at Pursuit and the variety of cars we work on. I am so proud to be part of the team!
My motorsport journey started with karting in the 1980's and progressed intro single seater racing, GT's and now historic motorsport.
During this time I have been involved both as a driver and race team manager.
I thoroughly enjoy the competition and firmly believe in planning for success working with the driver and equipment to ensure the best results.
Motorsport has and continues to give me huge personal pleasure and I look forward to working together to achieve your goals.
Motor racing and cars are in my blood.
I am an Acquisition Consultant for DK Engineering. I am also an accomplished racing driver in my own right with championship wins in the 2.0L Cup and victory at the prestigious Goodwood Revival.
My passion and instincts lie with the client experience. I have helped many drivers progress from 'Track Day Novice' to Championship winners by curating their journey with the right cars and the right events to push their skills and abilities to the limit.