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Tim Davies

(Text from Tims’ CV plus Robert Allender)


Racing Career from 1977 to 1982  & 1983 to 1987  Formula 3 1985 to 1987


1983 I competed in Racing Displays British Formula Ford 2000 Championship sponsored by 'Penistone Hardmetals' of Sheffield, driving a Reynard SF83 also supported by the Reynard works, and won the first three races. At Cadwell Park unfortunately an accident occurred on the first corner of the race, in whlch I broke my wrist. I continued to race in the Championship with my wrist in plaster for the next three races. Reynard  had not been successful for the last three seasons, but after my early successes everyone now every following suit and buying Reynard cars.I competed in twenty five races throughout the season and won a total of fourteen races from fourteen pole positions, with four new lap records and eleven fastest laps! I won the championship by a clear eighty one points. 1983 News Cuttings  1983 News Cuttings-2  1983 News Cuttings-3   A final result sheet is attached.

'I visited Tim at the Penistone team base in Sheffield and saw several of Tims' race during 1983 and he was completely dominant & had obviously built up an excellent relationship with Adrian Reynard, who was just on the verge of establishing himself as one of Britain's best young designers. (Left Adrian Reynard in shades and Rick Gorne celebrate Tims' Championship sucess at Brand Hatch) Tim Davies & Reynard SF83 review

At the time I was feeding articles to the Western Mail newspaper and BBC Radio Wales and after Tim became the first Welsh driver to win a British title for over 25 years, he went on tobe  3rd in 1983 Welsh Sports Personality of the Year, which was sponsored by the Western Mail & BBC Wales.' Tim Davies 1983 Western Mail review


1984 After winning the 1983 British FF2000 championship I had intended competing in F3 in 1984, but unfortunately I was unable to secure sponsorship, However, 'Swallow Racing' offered me a few races in their Reynard FF2000 car. 'Swallow Racing was run by Tim Stakes who was boss of Rugby Finance and I visited Tim at the Swallow teams Leicestershire base and saw him lay his bogy at Donington. He really enjoyed racing in Denmark (well any man would in the '80s).

 However he was robbed of a win at Zandvoort after his car was hit by Sandro Sala at Tarzan. Sala later revealed that he had put grease on the side-walls of his tyres in case he made contact with another car! Tim bounced back by winning at Thruxton on the way back home!


He competed in fourteen races in Europe and Britain, and won five races and took three seconds places. 'My five wins in 1984 were Jyllandstring in Denmark, Donington, Snetterton twice and Thruxton. Due to these successes 'Swallow Racing' confirmed that they would sponsor me for a full season in the 1985 Marlboro British  F3 championship'. The team will be running the new Reynard F3 car with three new Volkswagen engines.' Tim Davies 1984 Donnington result   Tim Davies 1984 Press cuttings   Tim Davies 1984 Euro cuttings


Formula 3 1985 to 1987