David Pinkney

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David Pinkney
David Pinkney 2006.jpg
Nationality British
Born5 July 1962
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]

James Weaver talked David into racing and he started out in the Uniroyal Saloon Car Championship in 1987 with a £5000 Rover Vitess SD1 racing against the new Sierra Cosworths- in 1988 he raced a Cosworth Sierra in the production saloon championship- then moved on to the BTCC in 1989 with a troubled RS500 prepared by Terry Drury, then three more years in a Cosworth Saphire - Moving back to the BTCC in a Prodrive BMW in 1993. He also briefly raced in the BTCC series with Tim Harvey in 2001 in a rather unreliable Alfa Romeo 147, leaving the JSM team after four rounds and four breakdowns.

He has won the VW Vento VR6 Championships in 1996 & 97 - The Vauxhall Vectra winter series and the Vauxhall Vectra SRi Championship in 1998 and 1999. He also raced on and off in the Porsche Carrera Cup in 2003, 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. David was very competitive against the new 2006 cars - He took a pair of top 3 finishes at Thruxton in rounds 11 and 12, and also 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, unfortunately the Alfa wouldn't work on dunlops.

After competing in two rounds of the British GT Championship in 2008, he returned to the BTCC in 2009, driving competitively for Team Dynamics in a Honda Civic TypeR with three different team-mates – Gordon Shedden at the first round, former F1 Formula One race-winner Johnny Herbert in three rounds, and double series champion James Thompson in the other rounds.

In 2010, Pinkney drove a BTCC Triple Eight Vauxhall Vectra with the new Swindon Turbo engine - He opened the season with his first ever triple top-ten finish, with eighth in race one and two tenth places. Was quickest at Brands throughout in 2nd meeting but was unfortunately power compromised for the rest of the season. Which ended his competitive racing career - [1]

From 2011 Pinkney has been invited to race in a number of championships which he declined.

Luton Town Football Club[edit]

On 13 April 2007, David Pinkney bought Luton Town Football Club. The club tried to secure planning permission for a 50.000 seater stadium at Junction 12 on the M1. In 2008 Pinkney moved on [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.