Luke Davenport Blog: The Season Ahead


Davenport joins United Autosports for 2014 Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography)

Hi all,

Thanks very much for taking the time to look at my blog and thanks also to TCF for allowing me to discuss my experiences with you all. Here is a little introduction about me and a look forward to the season ahead.

2014 will be the biggest and most exciting challenge I have faced in the two years I have been racing. I will be progressing from the Ginetta Challenge to the Ginetta Supercup and I expect the step up to be a big learning curve.

I am really privileged to be competing with United Autosports which provides me with a great deal of excitement and confidence. In the past they have nurtured young drivers in order to give them a genuine opportunity to become a professional driver and this can be seen in the flourishing career of Matt Bell who is competing in America this year alongside his British GT commitments.

Luke Davenport (Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography)
Luke Davenport (Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography)

Alongside joining United, I have renewed a sponsorship deal with Henderson Insurance which is fantastic, especially as the company has such a good existing relationship with the team having backed them since their inception in 2010.

I am also really excited to begin a new deal with our title sponsor for 2014, Duo plc. Duo is an international firm supplying heavy washing equipment to the aggregate industry in the UK and Africa. They are no strangers to motorsport sponsorship and can be seen in the same paddock as me on the side of the Rob Austin Audis!

Pre season has gone very well so far. Thanks to Duo and Henderson’s, we have been able to prepare very well for the season. On all our test days, we have been able to get some great mileage in as well as learning some new circuits.

Thruxton was a bit of an eye opener! I was well aware of the reputation of the circuit and it did not disappoint. In the first session alone there were two red flags, one for Jamie Orton and the other for Aiden Moffats big shunt. The circuit is a real adrenaline rush but it is essential to build up to a lap time instead of going full attack from the start. By the end of the day we were looking good with a load more mileage done.

Going into next week, we have our final test at Brands Hatch before the first round. Everything has built up very nicely to this final day and I hope to end our pre-season program on a high.

Feel free to come and say hello if you see me about the paddock at the first weekend, I cant wait for it all to start and look forward to writing to you all again soon.

Thanks,

Luke Davenport
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @LukeEDavenport