About Davies Motorsport

John DaviesDavies Motorsport was founded in 2006 after ex racer John Davies decided to come out of racing retirement to try his hand at classic bike racing. He enrolled the services of his nephew Colin Davies, a Grand Prix racing technician, to help him build a Honda 350K4 race bike.

The bike they started off with was a standard frame model. They quickly discovered that there were not many good quality performance products for this machine, so they set about getting the parts made themselves.

The first major step was getting a good frame for this machine. Their hands were tied however when they discovered that to race at the British Classic Club championship there were only two eligible options. This was the standard frame and a Terry Baker (TAB) chassis. They quickly acquired a TAB chassis and set to work.

They also added a Drixton 500 Honda to their stable, but again came up against the classic Club rules that stated that only an early spec Drixton replica was eligible to race and not the later type copy which they had bought. So they then borrowed one of the earlier types and set about getting there own replica copies made.

John soon decided that his age and physique were against him so he chose to hang up his leathers.

Richard Parker, Davies MotorsportJohn and Colin decided to keep the bikes and enter them in the Classic championship with local rider Richard Parker (pictured left) on board and the help of mechanic Anthony ‘Moss’ Myers.

Richard had enjoyed a fair amount of success on board his own TZ350 Yamaha. He soon adapted to the Hondas and won the Classic Club 350 Twins Championship in 2007 and 2008. He also had rostrum positions and a win in the 350 National championship against the established Manx Nortons and AJS 7RS.