The Starting Line

 
 
 

Sector One

Biography

David Addison went to his first motor race as a five-year-old and was hooked straight away! After a childhood spent watching motor racing, largely at Oulton Park, he began commentating in 1991 and has covered a wide variety of events ever since.

From Formula 1 to oval racing, television and track commentaries, awards dinners and press conferences, David has an enviable CV built up over 21 years of commentating.

He attended his first motor race as a five-year-old in 1977 and began commentating in 1991 as part of the public address commentary teams at Donington, Silverstone and Brands Hatch.

At the end of that year he did his first television commentary, for Eurosport's live daily coverage of the RAC Rally. In 1992 worked for Screensport on selected DTM (German Touring Car Championship) rounds.

He has worked on Sky Sports's World Motorsports programme, commentating on everything from International racing to stock cars, and has been part of the official English language commentary team for the DTM.

He has worked on radio, covering the Le Mans 24 Hours, and moved to television coverage of the event in 2004 as part of the official TWI English language commentary team for the world feed for the event. He has worked for Channel 4 on its Rallysprint coverage and for the BBC's Top Gear Motorsport show in the 1990s covering Rallycross.

For 2008, David covered Formula 1 live for the ill-fated F1 in Cinema project.

More recently, David has been part of the V8 Supercars Television crew covering the Bathurst 1000, Gold Coast 600 and Sydney 500 events, as well as the Bahrain round live for Channel 7. David has been the television voice of the Spa 24 Hours since 2010 and of the Blancpain Endurance Series since it began in 2011. When Motors TV launched its coverage of live racedays in 2010, David was behind the microphone, covering every race at a variety of club meetings.

In 2012, David was part of the television commentary team for he first ever motor races in Azerbaijan, for the GT City Challenge. He has now commentated at 43 different circuits across 17 different countries.

For 2013, David will be leading the ITV4 commentary team for the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship alongside 1992 champion Tim Harvey, as well as covering the Blancpain Endurance Series and Motors TV Live Racedays.

With knowledge, enthusiasm and professionalism, David can turn his throat to any category, any time, anywhere.

David lives in Cheshire with a vast collection of books and race programmes, a shrinking collection of his beloved Alfa Romeos, a Boxer dog and his daughter. And a very patient and long-suffering wife....

Testimonials

In David Addison ITV4 have found the perfect commentary match to bring the British Touring Car Championship to life. With a first-class broadcasting voice paired with meticulous attention to detail he has been a huge hit with our viewers. His rapport with the drivers, team bosses and mechanics is testament to the respect he holds within the paddock. We are thrilled to have him leading our commentary team. 

Simon Parry
BTCC Series Editor, ITV4

David has been a key part of the Hayfisher commentary team for over 20 years and his knowledge of the sport and his enthusiasm for all kinds of racing have added greatly to our coverage of national and international racing. He has also been outstanding as the lead voice on our Motors TV Live Racedays. His knowledge of hundreds of drivers in an afternoon, plus his enthusiastic style, has brought the concept to life.

Richard Hay
Hayfisher Productions

With over 150 drivers in each round of the Blancpain Endurance Series, we need someone who knows their stuff! David knows something about everyone on the grid, plus is able to stay on top of three hours of racing, follow driver changes, fuelling strategies and keep viewers entertained – we’re delighted that he is part of the championship.

Mike Scott
Head of TV, SRO Motorsports

 
 
 
 
 
 

Sector Two

Journalism

Guild of Motoring Writers Member Addison doesn’t just do spoken words he does written ones too. Since the late 1990s, he’s been a regular contributor to Motorsport News, having briefly been a staffer for 18 months when it was called Motoring News. He’s been a contributor to Autosport, an occasional contrib to Motor Sport and even Motorcycle Racer.

David covers many international classes for the Speedcafe Annual, Australia’s leading motor sport yearly, as well as being a former contributor to Motorsport News Australia and Motorsport eNews. He’s been a raceday programme editor and journalist since 1999 and these days edits the quarterly BRDC Bulletin, publishes Historic Racing (the magazine of the Historic Sports Car Club) and acts as media consultant to Masters Historic Racing. Oh, and he writes a regular blog, called Moonlighting, for the Blancpain Endurance Series website when he remembers to.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Sector Three

Multimedia

IMAGES & FOOTAGE OF DAVID IN ACTION

Addison Harvey
 
 
 
 
 
Life through a lens
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ITV BTCC Team
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Sector Four

The Gravel Trap

RANDOM THOUGHTS & OTHER BITS & PIECES

Apr | 01 | 2015
It's coming
 
Mar | 28 | 2015
Mega ITV BTCC coverage
 
Mar | 14 | 2015
BTCC coming closer
 
 
Jan | 28 | 2015
The season ahead
Apr | 06 | 2014
Looking back at Brands
 
 
Feb | 25 | 2014
Episode 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sector Five

Let's Talk

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CONTACT INFORMATION

To get in touch with David please use the following details below:

E-MAIL - djra@davidaddison.co.uk
PHONE - +44 1925 438060

 
 
 
 
 

The Finishing Line

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