Skip to main content

Josh Evans – Team Owner of Evans GP and DW Evans GP – is no stranger to success. With decades of experience in the paddock working for established teams like Sonic Motor Racing Services, Alan Docking Racing, and BlackArts Racing, his journey from a racing enthusiast to a race and championship-winning leader is a testament to his dedication, commitment, and expertise.

In this edition of “Meet the Founders”, Evans discusses his motorsport career and the driving force behind the creation of Motorsport Staff.

 

Early Career: Turning a Passion into a Profession

Growing up in the city of Gosford in Australia, Evans’ passion for motorsport began from an early age. “I used to tinker with billy carts and BMX bikes, racing my friends down the streets,” he recalls. “That’s when the racing bug first bit me.”

Evans soon pursued a formal education in motorsport engineering at the Wodonga Institute of TAFE, a technical college in Australia. Whilst studying for his qualifications, he undertook a series of work experience placements with racing teams which played a pivotable role in shaping his career.

Working for [MoTeC, Sonic Motor Racing Services, and Alan Docking Racing] really gave me the skills, the knowledge, and the right foundations to build a career in motor racing

Josh Evans

“Having had that work experience, I was able to work for companies such as MoTeC, and racing teams like Sonic Motor Racing Services and Alan Docking Racing,” he continued. “Sonic are one of the most successful teams in Australian motorsport. Whilst working with them, they won the Australian Formula Ford Championship with David Reynolds in 2004 and Tim Blanchard in 2007.

“Working for these teams really gave me the skills, the knowledge, and the right foundations to build a career in motor racing.”

 

Evans GP: Making Waves in Asia and the UK

Evans later took on the role of General Manager and Chief Engineer at BlackArts Racing Team in China. In his time with BlackArts, Evans won 16 championships, including Chinese F4, Asian Formula Renault – and, most recently, the 2019-20 F3 Asian Championship with Joey Alders.

In late 2020, Evans founded Evans GP. The team’s mission is simple: win races and championships. Making its racing debut in the 2021 F3 Asian Championship, it secured an impressive second place in the Teams’ Championship. In doing so, the team outperformed rivals such as the Mumbai Falcons – backed by Prema Racing – along with Pinnacle Motorsport and Hitech Grand Prix.

 

A man wearing a light blue and pink Evans GP polo shirt stands on the pit wall.
Evans GP has enjoyed considerable success in motorsport, with multiple race wins and podiums across the F3 Asian Championship, Formula Regional Asian Championship, and GB4 Championship. | Credit: Evans GP

“In 2021 and 2022, we showed that Australasian teams can take it up to the best junior open-wheel teams in the world,” he said. “The Formula Regional racing in Asia and the Middle East is incredibly competitive, with the leading teams in Europe and drivers from F1 junior programmes competing in the series.”

Ahead of the team’s return to competition in Asia and the Middle East, Evans GP are currently competing in the 2023 GB4 Championship. With one round left in the season, the team has achieved three race victories, thirteen podium finishes, two pole positions, and multiple fastest laps.

“We’re fighting at the front with teams with multiple years of experience racing in the United Kingdom,” he continued. “What we have achieved in our debut season racing in Europe has been remarkable, and we are focused on continuing this success and strengthening our presence in motorsport.”

 

DW Evans GT: Taking on the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia

In parallel with Evans GP’s GB4 campaign, Evans co-founded DW Evans GT alongside British racing driver Dan Wells. DW Evans GT competes in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia championship. The team has won the Pro-Am championship with one round remaining in Vallelunga, and has also achieved multiple Pro-Am class victories, an overall race win, pole positions and fastest laps.

“Launching DW Evans GT this year with Dan Wells, we’ve continued to demonstrate our commitment to excellence in motorsports. To be leading the Pro-Am championship and be in the mix for overall victories as well as Pro-Am class wins is a testament to our team’s dedication and hard work.”

 

A man wearing an Evans GP t-shirt carries a pit lane lollipop.
Evans co-founded DW Evans GT with British racing driver Dan Wells. The team has won the 2023 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Pro-Am championship with one round remaining. | Credit: DW Evans GT

 

Motorsport Staff: Bridging the Industry Gap

Evans launched Motorsport Staff to bridge the gap between students, professionals, and businesses within the motorsport industry. He joined forces with Nida Anis, a nineteen-year-old engineering student whose passion and dedication were matched by her commitment to fostering connections within the motorsport world.

Reflecting on the motivation behind founding Motorsport Staff, he said, “Our vision was to create a platform that facilitates seamless connections within the motorsport industry. Having worked with Nida over the past year, we’ve gained insights into the challenges faced by individuals and teams working in motorsport.

“By building a platform where jobseekers and teams can be connected effectively – and by providing resources and support for students looking to break into racing, Motorsport Staff will address some of biggest challenges within the motorsport industry.”

 

About Motorsport Staff

Motorsport Staff is a platform on a mission to revolutionise the motorsport industry by seamlessly connecting professionals and businesses. With a commitment to empowering careers and fostering a diverse and vibrant community, we unite talented individuals who share a passion for racing.

 

Ready to accelerate your career?

Leave a Reply