OUR TEAM

Meet some of the key people at Prodrive who are all leaders in their specialist fields bringing decades of experience and knowledge to every programme we run.

JOHN GAW
MANAGING DIRECTOR

John has run Prodrive Motorsport for the last ten years and oversees the entire operation.  An experienced racing driver himself he understands the commercial needs of our customers and works with them to develop a long term business strategy that delivers results on and off the track.

DAVID LAPWORTH
R&D DIRECTOR

David Lapworth is one of the world's most respected rally engineers.  In more than three decades at Prodrive he has engineered world championship-winning cars for Colin McRae, Richard Burns and Petter Solberg.  He works closely with the engineering teams bringing invaluable experience and sits on a number of regulatory committees. 

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PAUL DOE
CHIEF DESIGNER

Paul Doe was responsible for the design of the Prodrive Hunter Dakar T1 car, the most technologically advanced rallycross car ever created, the Megane RX and prior to that the MINI WRC.  

PAUL HOWARTH
HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Paul Howarth is one of the most experienced team managers in world motorsport having run the Subaru World Rally Team, MINI WRC Team, the Aston Martin Racing team and most recently Bahrain Raid Xtreme on the Dakar.  He ensures that all aspects of the teams on and off event operation, run like clockwork from the logistics to race strategy and pit stops.

ARTHUR SHAW
HEAD OF POWERTRAINS

Arthur leads the development of all the engines for our race and rally cars. Most recently he has created the V6 Turbo engine for the Prodrive Hunter, the V8 turbo for the Aston Martin Vantage GTE and prior to that the fully bespoke engine for the Megane RX.

RICHARD THOMPSON
CHIEF ENGINEER

Richard is a hugely experienced rally engineer who has worked with some of the leading drivers in world rallying.  He oversaw the record breaking projects with the Subaru WR STI; as well as running the GCK Team in the FIA WRX and is now chief engineer on the Bahrain Raid Xtreme Dakar programme.

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