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Family Son Jamie and daughter Leah
Occupation Managing Director of Autorite Sport / Racing Driver
Lives Four Marks, Alton, Hampshire
Career History David served his apprenticeship with Webbers Jaguar, moving on to the family Peugeot dealership working as Service Reception Manager, later on becoming Used Car Sales Manager.                 David managed to combine his job with racing on the short ovals, successfully competing in Superstox, Hot Rods & Super Rods.In 1983 David formed his own company specialising in the sales of performance cars and in 1985 moved into circuit racing, in his first full season he was part of the winning team in the Willhire 24 Hour, from which Ford Motor Company used the car in the television commercial.

With a liking to endurance racing David has taken part in ten 24 Hour races with outright victory, twice overall runner-up, four class wins and a determination award.

Having a successfully raced in various saloon car championships with manufacturers, BMW, Ford, VW, Peugeot and Sports Cars. Winning Group N Saloon and Historic Sports Championships.

2017
Launch of Atburys.com
2010-2015
Kart Races/Events, Selected Trackdays & Marketing
2010
2009
Marketing, Karting and selected Trackdays helmet.jpg
2008
Selected races, track days and karting.
2008
2006
The 2006 season saw David entered in the Dunlop Track and Race Saloon Championship    Class A overall runner-up Campaigning in a Vauxhall Tigra Silhouette in Class A, competing against the likes of Audi TT, Ford Escort WRC and Focus V8’s to name but a few.

From 16 races David has: –
• Finished 16 races overall in the top five,
• 11 of the races in the top three overall,
• Having Qualified 6 of the eight rounds in the top three,

2006
2005
For the 2005 season, David competed in the VSR Super Silhouette Championship in the  space framed 2.0lt Vauxhall Tigra, having missed the first five rounds due to the build of a new car. Out of 26 registered drivers in the class of the series, David in just 6 rounds finished:
  • 7th overall of the championship.
    Qualified at each round in the top eight.
  • Every round finishing in the top six overall including a 4th at Silverstone  and Snetterton with a 3rd at Brands Hatch.
2005
2003

In 2003 David raced a Peugeot 206 2.0Lt Hot Rod competing in nine rounds, taking an 8 th at Eastbourne, 7 th at Yarmouth , 6 th at Ipswich , 4 th at Bovingdon and qualified 8 th for the British Championship.

2002
Racing in the 2002 Legends Championship.
Team DNA Racing with Challenger Lighting.
Legends Car 1200cc Yamaha (125bhp)        In the 2002 National Legends Championship with 30 registered competitors David acheived 9th place overall in championship and finished 6th overall in the INEX World Semi-Pro Points Series – 2nd out of uk entries.

  • Out of 42 races finished in 40
  • 29 races finished in top 12
  • Finishing 10 of 14 championship rounds in the top 12
2001
Racing in the Legends Championship with backing from DNA.
Legends Car 1200cc Yamaha (125bhp)        In the 2001 season, with grids of up to 30 competitors, David achieved:

  • Top 10 overall in the Championship
  • Taking runner up spot in the Rookie Honours
  • Inex World Semi-Pro Points Championship, finishing 14th out of 110 registered competitors. 4th out of UK entries
  • In the last seven rounds only failed to finish in the top ten once
  • Out of 45 races, finished in 43
2000
Raced in the Pickup Truck Championship achieving 20 top 10 places, 8 in the top 6 and 8 rounds in the top 8, on his way to 7th place overall in the championship.
Pickup Sport 2.0 16V
1999
Pickup Sport Championship – Contested the final 6 rounds of the series.
Pickup Sport 2.0 16V
1998
Honda Pro Kart Open Endurance Championship – 6th overall.
Honda Pro Kart
1997
V6 Eurocar Championship – 18 top 10 results. Panasonic Ford Mondeo V6
1996
V6 Eurocar Championship – Taking two 2nd places, one 3rd and ‘Driver of the Day’ award.
Panasonic Ford Mondeo V6
1995
V6 Eurocar Championship – contested 32 races in a 16 round series.
Ford Mondeo V6
1994
British Race Pro Endurance Championship including 24 hour events at Silverstone and Le Mans.
Honda Pro Kart
1993
Class winner and overall runner up in Willhire 24 hour race at Snetterton.
Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth        Selected races in Group N Saloon Car Championship. Ford Escort RS Cosworth
1992
British Group N Saloon Car Championship. Class champion and overall runner up.
Peugeot 309 GTI 16V
1991
Ward Historic Replica Championship – Class Champion. Overall runner up. Nine lap records.
Lister Chevrolet        Class winner in the Willhire 24 hour race & Donington 500k Class runner up.
Astra GTE 16V
1990
Firestone Production Saloon Car Championship – Class winner in Donington 500k. Championship Class runner up.
BMW M3
1989
Uniroyal Saloon Car Championship – Eight top six placings. Also won Mintex ‘Driver of the Day’ award.
Ford Sierra Cosworth        Won ‘Determination’ award in the Willhire 24 hour race at Snetterton.
Ford Escort RS Turbo
1988
Competed in 25 race meetings with 18 top five finishes. Won the Volkswagen award for the most distinctive car. Second in class in the Willhire 24 hours race at Snetterton.
VW Golf GTI 16v
1987
Class wins, pole positions. fastest lap and 3rd overall, class C in Monroe Production Saloon Championship.
Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9
1986
Class wins and lap records.
Ford Escort RS Turbo       Runner up in Willhire 24 hour race.
Ford Capri 2.8 injection
1985
Willhire 24 Hour race winner, East Anglia BRSCC ‘Driver of the year’ award.        Ford Capri 2.8 injection