David Pinkney

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David Pinkney
David Pinkney 2006.jpg
Nationality  British
Born 5 July 1952
Bridlington (England)
Previous series
2008
200607, 092011
2005
2003–05
2003
1993
1989, 1993, 2001
British GT Championship
BTCC
SEAT Cupra Championship
Porsche Carrera Cup GB
Porsche Supercup
DTM
BTCC

David Pinkney is a British businessman and auto racing driver. He competed in the British Touring Car Championship on and off between 1989 and 2011.

Early Racing Career[edit]

David was a semi-regular BTCC driver in the late 1980s and early 1990s, in a BMW from 1992 to 1993. He also briefly raced in the series in 2001, in a rather unreliable Alfa Romeo 147, leaving the JSM team after four rounds.

He has won the Vectra championship twice, in 1996 and 1999. He also raced in the Porsche Carrera Cup in 2004 and once in 2005, and the Seat Cupra Championship in 2005.

Return To BTCC[edit]

Pinkney's black-and-pink Honda Integra at the Brands Hatch round of the 2006 British Touring Car Championship.
Pinkney driving the A-Tech-run Alfa Romeo 156 during the Snetterton round of the 2007 British Touring Car Championship season.

In 2006 he raced in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) in one of the 2005 championship-winning Honda Integra cars. He took a pair of top 5 finishes at Thruxton in rounds 11 and 12, following it with 2 more points finishes at Croft and a podium in race three at Knockhill. For 2007, he drove an N technology built Alfa 156 run by the newly established A-Tech team alongside Richard Marsh. After a handful of points finishes, his faultless involvement in an 11-car pile-up at Brands Hatch left him in hospital and the car severely damaged along with many of the cars involved.

After competing in the British GT Championship in 2008, he has returned to the BTCC in 2009, driving for Team Dynamics, with three different team-mates – Gordon Shedden at the first round, former Formula One race-winner Johnny Herbert in the final three, and double series champion James Thompson in between.

In 2010, Pinkney drove a Vauxhall Vectra, run by his own team Pinkney Motorsport. He opened the season with his first ever triple top-ten finish, with eighth in race one and two tenth places.[1]

He was scheduled to drive for Rob Austin's Audi team for 2011, but after completing a demonstration lap with the new car at the opening round he withdrew due to his business commitments and Austin himself took over the drive.

Luton Town Football Club[edit]

On 13 April 2007, following the resignation of chairman Bill Tomlins, it was announced that he would be taking over Luton Town Football Club. The club went into administration on 22 November that same year.[2]

Racing record[edit]

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) Races in bold indicate pole position (1 point awarded - 2001 all races, 2006–present just in first race) Races in italics indicate fastest lap (1 point awarded - 2001–present all races) * signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap (1 point given - 2001 just in feature race, 2006–present all races)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Overall
DC
Pts Class
1989 Terry Drury Racing Ford Sierra RS500 A OUL
DNQ
SIL
Ret
THR
23
DON
Ret
THR
11
SIL
Ret
SIL
16
BRH SNE BRH
Ret
BIR DON SIL 60th 0 27th
1993 Pinkney Motorsport BMW 318is SIL
Ret
DON
13
SNE
14
DON
Ret
OUL
13
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

Ret
PEM
16
SIL
15
KNO
1
KNO
2
OUL BRH
19
THR DON
1
DON
2
SIL 30th 0
2001 JS Motorsport Alfa Romeo 147 T BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

Ret
THR
1

12
THR
2

Ret
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

DNS
SIL
1

19
SIL
2

7
MON
1
MON
2
DON
1
DON
2
KNO
1
KNO
2
SNE
1
SNE
2
CRO
1
CRO
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
DON
1
DON
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
13th 14
2006 Motorbase Performance Honda Integra Type-R BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

10
BRH
3

8
MON
1

13
MON
2

4
MON
3

10
OUL
1

10
OUL
2

8
OUL
3

Ret
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

4
THR
3

5
CRO
1

7
CRO
2

9
CRO
3

Ret
DON
1

11
DON
2

Ret
DON
3

9
SNE
1

12
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

11
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

3
KNO
3

9
BRH
1

9
BRH
2

9
BRH
3

Ret
SIL
1

13
SIL
2

11
SIL
3

12
13th 56
2007 A-Tech Alfa Romeo 156 BRH
1

20
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

13
ROC
1

13
ROC
2

8
ROC
3

12
THR
1

15
THR
2

10
THR
3

13*
CRO
1

Ret
CRO
2

Ret
CRO
3

12
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

Ret
OUL
3

DNS
DON
1

16
DON
2

16
DON
3

14
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

Ret
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

DNS
BRH
3

DNS
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

Ret
THR
3

15
20th 5
2009 Team Dynamics Honda Civic BRH
1

15
BRH
2

13
BRH
3

Ret
THR
1

14
THR
2

13
THR
3

10
DON
1

14
DON
2

12
DON
3

10
OUL
1

15
OUL
2

11
OUL
3

Ret
CRO
1

10
CRO
2

11
CRO
3

Ret
SNE
1

8
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

9
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

Ret
KNO
3

12
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

16
SIL
3

10
ROC
1

15
ROC
2

13
ROC
3

Ret
BRH
1

15
BRH
2

14
BRH
3

10
18th 10
2010 Pinkney Motorsport Vauxhall Vectra THR
1

8
THR
2

10
THR
3

10
ROC
1

18
ROC
2

16
ROC
3

Ret
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

8
BRH
3

Ret
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

10
OUL
3

11
CRO
1

Ret
CRO
2

DNS
CRO
3

Ret
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

11
SNE
3

9
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

Ret
SIL
3

11
KNO
1

11
KNO
2

Ret
KNO
3

Ret
DON
1

10
DON
2

18
DON
3

13
BRH
1

DNS
BRH
2

DNS
BRH
3

DNS
15th 12
2011 Rob Austin Racing Audi A4 BRH
1

DNS
BRH
2

DNS
BRH
3

DNS
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
ROC
1
ROC
2
ROC
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
NC 0

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Pts
1993 Pinkney Motorsport BMW 318is ZOL
1
ZOL
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
WUN
1
WUN
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
DON
1

NC
DON
2

21
DIE
1
DIE
2
SIN
1
SIN
2
AVU
1
AVU
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
NC† 0†

† Not classified in championship due to only entering in the non-championship event.

Complete Porsche Supercup results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2003 Porsche Cars Great Britain Porsche 996 GT3 ITA1 ESP AUT MON GER1 FRA GBR
17
GER2 HUN ITA2 USA1 USA2 NC‡ 0‡

‡ – Guest driver – Not eligible for points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pinkney pleased with triple top ten". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2010-04-06. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  2. ^ "Luton suffer 10-point deduction". BBC Sport (BBC). 2007-11-22. Retrieved 2010-04-07.