David Price Racing
David Price Racing is a British motor racing team, which was founded in 1976 by David Price. In April 2009, the team was sold to Andre Herck. Since 2005, David Price Racing goes in the GP2 series at the start.
In the late 70s, the team participated in small British Formula series, including the British Formula 3 Championship and the Aurora F1 part. With Nigel Mansell, Martin Brundle, Johnny Dumfries and Tiff Needell some future Formula 1 drivers drove for the team. In 1984, Dumfries win with David Price Racing, the British Formula 3 Championship. The team also was active in the French Formula 3 Championship at this time that you won with Pierre Petit in 1982.
In 1987, David Price to the sports car racing and was team manager at Richard Lloyd Racing. A year later, David Price went to Sauber-Mercedes with whom he won the 1989 World Sportscar Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He then worked for Nissan Motorsport Europe, where he was responsible for the sports car program.
In 1995, David Price Racing again in the championships and it was one of the many McLaren F1 GTR BPR Global GT teams in the Series at the start. They won the championship once in the first year and occupied the following year third overall. Thereafter, David Price Racing Panoz European factory team and we started with the Esperante GTR -1 in the new FIA GT Championship.
During the intermezzo with David Price Racing Panoz In 1999, the 24-hour race at Le Mans in part with a BMW V12 LM and finished fifth. Later they supported the Le Mans prototype in inserts Panoz in the ALMS and the 24 - hour race at Le Mans. After the 2001 season, David Price Racing MG support in the development of the MG XPower SV for 2002.
2005 joined David Price Racing in the newly formed GP2 Series, the successor series of the formula 3000th As a driver Olivier Pla and Ryan Sharp were committed. After seven race weekends Sharp was replaced by Giorgio Mondini. With planning, the team could win the sprint race at Silverstone and Hockenheim and finished second in the overall standings to tenth place.
In the 2006 season the team went under the name of DPR Direxiv at the start. While Clivio Piccione took part for the DPR Direxiv at each race, Olivier Pla, Mike Conway and Vitaly Petrov shared the second cockpit. The best result achieved Piccione, who was in third place on the podium twice. In the team standings DPR Direxiv finally finished re- tenth.
In 2007, one year before the change of name again Undo conducted and was started again under the name David Price Racing. This season David Price Racing is only active in the GP2 series. As a pilot Christian Bakkerud and Andy Souček were committed. Due to a violation of Bakkerud Pla went again at a race weekend for DPR at the start. The Spaniard Souček scored this season with a second place at Spa- Francorchamps, the best placement. Since it was otherwise with little success, it was only twelfth in the standings.
2008 we also went to the new GP2 Asia Series at the start. In the first season began with the drivers Armaan Ebrahim and Andy Souček. Although Souček reached third place in the first race, he was replaced after the first race weekend by Diego Nunes. Soucek's podium placement was the biggest success of the team that finished in eleventh place overall at the end of the season. For the season in the major European series GP2 Michael Herck and Diego Nunes have been committed. Due to a violation of Herck, the Romanian was responsible for the first three race weekends by Giacomo Ricci and Andy Souček. With four points, one finally came in last place in the team standings.
In the GP2 Asia Series season 2008/2009, the second season of the GP2 Asia Series David Price Racing was represented again and we sat still on the services of Michael Herck. As teammate you Yuhi Sekiguchi committed, which was, however, replaced by a race weekend by Giacomo Ricci. None of the three drivers could drive into points this season and thus was also built here last place in the team standings.
Before the start of the GP2 Series 2009 season David Price sold the team to Andre Herck, the father of Michael Herck. It was decided to retain the name and also one stuck to the driver duo Herck / Ricci. After four race weekends Ricci was replaced by Frenchman Franck Perera. In the team standings David Price Racing finished after six race weekend without any points to last place.