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Dan Signs with Redline for 2013
Date: Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Dan has signed up with top team Redline Racing to compete in the Carrera Cup GB championship!


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Dan Signs with Fortec for 2012
Date: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Dan has signed up with top team Fortec Motorsports to compete in the Formula Renault UK championship!


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Top 10 finish for Dan in Festival Final!
Date: Monday, October 17th, 2011

Dan de Zille raced to a competitive top 10 finish during the Final of this year’s Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit on Sunday, 16th October – capping off a strong season of action for the 24-year-old from Jersey.

Marking the 40th anniversary of the world’s biggest and most prestigious Formula Ford event, Dan proved he had the pace to run at the very front and although disappointed not to have been in the reckoning for a podium he still ended the festival reasonably satisfied.

Unfortunately, the weekend got off on the wrong footing when a rogue set of...

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Ford Ace de Zille Unlucky To Miss Out on Season-Ending Podium
Date: Monday, October 10th, 2011

Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain front-runner Dan produced three tremendous race performances during the season finale at Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit over the weekend, 8th/9th October, to wrap-up the campaign sixth in the driver standings.

Qualifying went well for the Jerseyman with the sixth fastest time, just 0.3 seconds shy of pole position, and the first of the weekend’s races on Saturday proved to be classic Formula Ford at its very best with overtaking at almost every corner.

Holding sixth early on, Dan gradually worked his way towards the front and by lap seven he was into second place and...

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Dan takes 1st in class and 2nd Overall with NMR in Britcar 24HR
Date: Friday, October 7th, 2011

Nicholas Mee Racing rounded off its victorious 2011 Aston Martin GT4 Challenge winning season with a Class 3 victory and second overall in last weekend’s gruelling Britcar 24hr race at Silverstone. Dan de Zille was joined by drivers Karsten Le Blanc, Christiaen van Lanschot, and Robert Nimkoff who together completed 560 laps of the 3.6604-mile GP circuit in the NMR Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 to finish behind the winning McInerney team’s Class 1 GT2 Ferrari 430 and just one lap ahead of the 3rd-place-finishing Class 3 Lotus Evora of Marcos Racing International.

Dan headed to Silverstone for this year’s 24hr race...

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Dan Has Sights Set on Formula Renault
Date: Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Formula Ford front runner Dan will be teaming up with Fortec Motorsport to do the Renault Winter Series this November.

After three years of Formula Ford and some very impressive Sports-car racing results, automotive engineering student Dan has his sights set on testing his skills at a higher level.

Richard Dutton of Fortec commented” The Winter Series is a great opportunity for drivers to get a feel for the Renault Championships and learn to qualify and start”

The Winter series events start the first weekend of November with an intensive weekend of four races at Snetterton followed by an event at...

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Dan Secures Three Top Six Finishes & Wins Spirit Award At Donington!
Date: Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Dan secured another three top six finishes in the penultimate race weekend of the MSA Dunlop Formula Ford Championship and walked away with the Spirit Award.

Dan was out to impress at Donington this weekend in his Mygale Formula Ford. Setting the 7th quickest time in qualifying despite being baulked on his final flying lap by Layac, grid positions for races 2 & 3 were both 6th overall.

Race 1 was on Saturday, where Dan got off to a flying start quickly working his way up into 4th position and defended it to the end of the race despite mounting pressure...

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Epic Start in Formula Ford race sees podium finish at Brands
Date: Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Dan de Zille moved up into 5th position in the championship at Brands Hatch this weekend in his fight for the British Formula Ford title after three Top Ten finishes, including a podium for coming 2nd in race two.

Qualifying on Friday was incredibly close, with Dan getting closer to pole than ever before. Amazingly, the top 14 drivers were all within 1 second of each other: Dan qualified in 8th position for Race 1, a scant 0.5 off the actual pole sitter.

In Race 1, Dan gained a couple of places off the grid, quickly shifting up to 6th place, only...

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Pole, First Race Win – Dan Dares & Wins!
Date: Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Clean sweep - pole position and solo race win for Dan de Zille in round 8 of the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge at Brands on Saturday 27 August.

Dan de Zille was driving solo this weekend due to prior commitments leaving his co-driver Karsten le Blanc absent from the no.12 car for Nicholas Mee Racing in the 90-minute GT4 endurance race. In an exciting qualifying session, Dan was running 2nd fastest to Richard Abra in the Generation AMR car, with just 6 minutes to go, a change of rubber - Dan went out to post a lap time of 49.8 on his...

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Weather and handling issues hamper Dan’s Final Formula Ford EuroCup round at Zandvoort
Date: Monday, August 15th, 2011

As the EuroCup Tour came to an end in Zandvoort over the weekend so did Dan’s hopes of a EuroCup podium. Torrential weather and handling issues were the underlying cause of the weekend’s progress.

Qualifying on Friday at Zandvoort was wet, Dan was running well in the early stages, lying in 6th place right up until the last lap before being piped by the local Dutch runners in the closing stages of the session. Final results were P9 for race 1, P7 for Races 2 and 3.

Race 1 was in difficult damp track conditions early on Saturday morning problems with the rear...

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Dan continues to battle it out in the Formula Ford EuroCup Tour
Date: Monday, July 18th, 2011

Dan took part in his second Belgium EuroCup race this month, after his double podium adventures in Spa Francorchamps. This round also counted for the Dutch Formula Ford Championship.

With 25 cars on the grid at Belgium's former Grand Prix venue and the track notorious for being a difficult circuit on which to pass, Dan was playing catch-up after not being able to test at Zolder before practice and it was once again Scott Malvern who romped to a double victory of the weekend.

After qualifying in 15th position in Practice on Friday problems arose in both races, run in tricky conditions...

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Double podium for Dan at Spa Francorchamps
Date: Monday, July 11th, 2011

Dan came up trumps at Spa this weekend, where along with co-driver Karsten Le Blanc the pair secured a double win in the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge.

The European leg of the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge was the 5th round of the Championship which Dan and Karsten now lead. After securing 2nd position in qualifying on Friday, it was Dan who took the start in the 1st of two 1 hr endurance races at 9.40 am on Saturday morning. Having just lept out of his Formula Ford Single seater Dan had to join the Aston Martin already on the start grid!


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Frenzied weekend for Dan de Zille at Fast and Furious Spa Francorchamps
Date: Friday, July 8th, 2011

Drivers from nine different nations and Formula Ford championships across Europe and Scandinavia are set to descend on Belgium for the latest races in the new Formula Ford EuroCup series.

The EuroCup, successfully inaugurated last month at Brands Hatch, visits the Belgian Grand Prix venue of Spa-Francorchamps this Friday and Saturday (8/9 July) for a trio of 20-minute races alongside the British GT and European GT4 championships. Where Dan will be taking part in both the EuroCup and contesting the Nicholas Mee Racing Aston Martin in the European GT4 rounds.

A field of 20 Duratec-powered cars are expected in Belgium for the EuroCup...

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Dan de Zille misses out Podium by seconds in Aston Martin Challenge weekend
Date: Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Following victory in Round 2 of the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge at Snetterton. Dan joined Nicholas Mee Racing at Donington Park at the weekend for rounds 3 and 4. However, with Saturday’s 3hr race curtailed and an electronic gremlin hampering progress in Sunday’s extended race, NMR’s highly competitive pace wasn’t accurately reflected in the result.

Saturday morning’s qualifying was held in light drizzle, and, driving well within his limits, Dan de Zille set a lap time that would place NMR third on the grid. Although both de Zille and Team Manager Giles Dawson felt that a better time was within reach, with...

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Torrential Rain, Two Red Flags and Gearbox failure, but still Dan de Zille brings home the silverware!
Date: Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Brands Hatch hosted the first of the EuroCup rounds for the British Formula Ford Championship, which invites drivers from the Dutch Formula Ford series to join the British grid.

Testing on the Friday went well, with Dan in the top 10 all day, finishing 3rd fastest overall on the full Brands Hatch GP circuit, one of Dan’s favourites. Qualifying would also have followed suit, was it not for Dan catching traffic on the last flying lap. However, he’d done enough to gain respectable start positions of 5th, 5th and 4th for the weekend’s three races.

Race 1 on the Saturday was...

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Maiden Win for Nicholas Mee Racing in the Aston Martin GT4 Cup
Date: Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Dan de Zille secures maiden race win for Nicholas Mee Racing in the Aston Martin GT4 Cup at Snetterton this weekend, alongside Karsten Le Blanc.

Dan was guest driver for Nicholas Mee Racing in this weekend’s Aston Martin GT4 Cup Challenge race. The 3-hour event was the 2nd round in the Series held at Snetterton where Dan and Karsten lined up against a full grid of professionals and gentlemen driver pairings. Confident of NMR’s high standards of preparation, the team started the weekend in cautiously optimistic mood.

In qualifying Karsten went out first to set the time. But a major excursion at...

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Dan de Zille ranks 5th in the Formula Ford Championship title chase despite being shunted off at Snetterton
Date: Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Engine problems during testing prefaced a series of dramas that unfolded for Dan last weekend at Snetterton. It took a late engine change to give Dan the pace he needed, ready with only minutes to go before qualifying for him to gather up the pieces and qualify in a respectable 8th position.

Race 1 should have been about knuckling down and picking off the front runners, but his strategy was thrown into disarray when Spike Goddard made an ill-considered late-braking overtake which took both him and Dan out on lap one. Both Dan and Goddard rejoined, but at the back of the...

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Last Lap Lunch Provides Trophy Glory for de Zille
Date: Monday, April 25th, 2011

Well-deserved Podium for Dan de Zille after a troubled weekend at Oulton Park in the Formula Ford Championship

An heroic last-lap overtaking manoeuvre into Lodge landed Dan de Zille his much-deserved podium of the weekend. It was a finely judged piece of race craft that earned JTR racing its sole trophy of the weekend.

Oulton Park was the venue for rounds (4, -5, and 6) of the MSA Formula Ford Championship, with Easter Sunday breaking up the race days. The JTR team experienced a few technical problems during testing, in which meant two of the team’s cars needing a virtual rebuild to...

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Easter Weekend at Oulton Park for Dan de Zille in Formula Ford Championship
Date: Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Oulton Park is the venue for rounds 4, 5, and 6 of the MSA Formula Ford Championship this coming Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Where Jersey based Dan de Zille will be back out in his Mygale SJ11 single seater run by JTR.

After the season opener at Silverstone where Dan got off to a flying season start with 2 podiums, he is currently lying 3rd in the overall driver rankings with 62 points, behind Australian teammate Geoff Uhrhane (68) and Dutchman Jeroen Slagkekke (75).

Dan remarked: “I am feeling fairly confident about the weekend ahead, we have had a few problems...

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Double podium for Dan de Zille at Silverstone Formula Ford Opener
Date: Monday, April 11th, 2011

Silverstone National circuit was the venue for this season’s Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship opener, where Dan made a return to the series for his third successive season, running with JTR Racing under the guidance of Nick Tandy.

Dan got off to a flying start in this highly competitive setting, qualifying 5th for Race 1, and 4th for Races 2 and 3, with the top 5 cars all within three-tenths of each other.

In race 1, Dan quickly got up to 3rd position before getting squeezed into a corner, causing contact and a spin. He recovered to finish 11th overall.

In Race 2...

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Dan de Zille returns to Formula Ford with JTR Racing
Date: Monday, March 7th, 2011

Silverstone National circuit is the venue for the opening round of this season’s Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship series on 10th April.

Jersey-based Dan de Zille makes a return to the series for his third successive season, running with two-time Championship contenders JTR Racing under the guidance of Nick Tandy.

Dan finished 8th in the Formula Ford Championship in 2010. Towards the second half of the season Dan was regularly finishing in the top 6, and his early-season testing this year has demonstrated much potential.

JTR Team manager Nick Tandy said “It’s going to be a busy season; we have three very...

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Formula Ford Festival
Date: Saturday, October 16th, 2010

The festival started on a high note, with Dan qualifying second for heat 2. After getting ahead of James Tucker at the start a faster starting Dennis Lind took the lead out of paddock hill bend. After a spirited fight James Tucker also made his way back past, leaving Dan to finish 3rd.

The start to the quarter final did not go quite so well, with a poor getaway dropping Dan down to 5th but he quickly dealt with Michel Florie and set to getting past Jack Swinkels. However a last lap move up the inside at Druids ended badly when the...

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Britcar 24HR
Date: Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Taking a break from his usual Formula Ford duties before the festival, Dan competed in the Britcar 24HR in a Nicholas Mee Racing run Aston Martin V8 Vantage with team mates Karsten le Blanc, Sarah Bennett-Baggs and Ben de Zille Butler.

While the car was very different to his usual ride he took to it instantly, setting the pace within the team from the start. A damp and greasy weekend at Silverstone in the Ford earlier in the year paying dividends in terms of wet line experience.

After having only done 3 runs in the car Dan managed to qualify it 27th. The...

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Silverstone GP
Date: Saturday, August 14th, 2010

A difficult couple of days testing lead into qualifying with pace in the dry still being an unknown. Threatening weather had hopes up for a wet day but in the end a dry qualifying saw Dan qualify in 10th, 10th and 11th. His best time was 0.8s faster than his best in practice but still not enough to push him up the grid.

Rain over lunch meant that the right hand side of the grid was still damp at the start and this severely hampered the getaway of all on this side, Dan included. Coming into Abbey on lap one Dan made...

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Date: Monday, July 19th, 2010

Another sterling qualifying effort saw Dan qualify 4th and 5th, just being pipped to 3rd in race one by Antti Buri and beaten for race two by championship leader Scott Malvern by just 0.001s.

Race one started badly with both Jake Cook and Scott Malvern getting past on the run down to the first corner. Fighting between the cars in front held Dan up for a couple of laps before an attempt to get past at the second hairpin forced him wide onto the grass allowing Dan Cammish to get past. For the rest of the race Dan was locked onto Cammish's...

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Castle Combe
Date: Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

With the focus now squarely on qualifying after a few difficult weekends, Dan performed brilliantly, qualifying in 6th for race one and 8th in race two, his best qualifying performance so far by a long way. This was in spite of brushing a tyre bale on his second flying lap which prevented any improvement.

Race one started well with Dan getting up to 5th place at the start, however a mistake at the last corner on the first lap dropped him back to 6th behind Tio Ellinas. After a poor qualifying Dennis Lind was also charging through the pack and Dan couldn’t...

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Date: Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Another promising Friday practice with Dan placing 2nd and 4th raised hopes for a good weekend. Unfortunately brake issues during qualifying meant that he only qualified 15th and 17th.

Race one had an exciting start with two cars on Dan’s side stalling on the grid. Those behind were boxed in and Dan lost two or three places on the run down to the first turn. Undeterred, he fought back through to 11th but a mistake in the closing stages dropped him back to 13th.

Race two saw the heavens open and after a good start Dan struggled with the conditions and brought the...

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Date: Monday, May 10th, 2010

After placing 3rd in Friday morning’s test session and 1st in two of the afternoons sessions things were looking up. Unfortunately an issue in qualifying saw Dan only qualify 12th, 9th and 9th, still his best qualifying performance to date by a long way.

The first race was going well with Dan getting up to 8th, before a trip through the gravel put him back down to 15th. However, he fought back and eventually finished in 11th place.

Starting from 9th there were great expectations for race 2, especially since the handling issue from qualifying seemed to be sorted. Spending most of the...

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Oulton Park
Date: Monday, April 5th, 2010

A troubled qualifying set off a weekend to forget at Oulton Park.

Starting from the back Dan was hit at the first corner in the first race. This resulted in a cracked exhaust and it was decided to bring him in rather than risk further damage to the car.

Race two went a little better, but not much. On the second lap he slid off on oil at Druids and damaged the front left suspension, ending his race.

The last race of the weekend made up for some of the lows, with Dan starting from 22nd and finishing 12th while setting a time over...

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