End of a Decade

As 2019 draws to a close it’s time to reflect back on not just this year but also the last 9 as we are about to enter a new decade. The past 10 years have been incredibly varied. During that time, We have graduated university and then managed to get a graduate job at Racelogic which managed to catapult us into Prodrive.

University was a struggle but then struggles always lead to the most satisfying outcomes. The biggest lesson learnt at university was that Engineering was the perfect area for my permanent curiosity of how things worked and how to improve things. It also taught me the information required to try and make a career in Motorsport.

Working at Racelogic was fantastic it really taught me lots about dealing with customers and making sure that you listened to their requirements. Great founding principles for any business making sure that you understand your customer.

Moving from Racelogic to Prodrive was the dream jump I had been wanting to make since I realised I could make a living working in Motorsport. Prodrive taught me even more about flexibility and the ability to work on tight deadlines and turnarounds.

It also allowed me to build and improve my team skills and really learn how to make the most effective team and how communication is key in any work environment but never more so than in a highly pressured situation as a race weekend or a race itself.

To round out the decade I have ended up working at Aston Martin on what has to be the most complex and exciting project of my as yet short career. It has led to many long hours but also very rewarding days when things have worked out and we have been able to demonstrate the project in it’s current capabilities.

2010 – 2020 has certainly been a busy and rewarding decade. I can’t wait to see what the next decade brings.

2020

Happy New Year!!

As 2019 draws to a close both as a year and from a motorsport perspective, it’s time to start looking onto next year.

Plans will be in the final stages of planning or finalised and ready for the start of the season. Driver line ups, car choice, Championship are all part of the decisions being made right now.

However this is not the only part of the team required for any racing this season. Mechanics, Team managers, physio’s, Truckie’s, Engineers are also a major part of a team’s ability to go racing.

At DACO Engineering we are ready to help out with any Engineering requirements you might have for the upcoming 2020 Motorsport season.

If you do require any assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our Motorsport career began in earnest in 2015 as a Customer Support Engineer working for Aston Martin Racing.

Since then we have covered many different series for GT racing both with GT3, GT4 and the occasional GTE car. Alongside our GT career there was also a stint in BTCC as a race engineer.

During our time we have worked in 25 minute sprint races up to 24Hr races in Spa, Le Mans and COTA. We have a wealth of experience in all types of GT and saloon racing, as a Race engineer, Data Engineer and team member working in Pit stops from wheel gun to Fuelling.

We are very fortunate to have worked with the wide variety of teams we have so far to date and the wonderful team members and drivers we have met along the way.

We hope that you will want to help us continue our story….