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We deliver engineering design, analysis and manufacturing services. ​You will benefit from the skills of a race winning team, with experience at the highest levels of motorsport, led by a chartered engineer.

Dunbar Race Engineering Ltd was formed in 2018 delivering design and reverse engineering services to the motorsport market. The company was started by Duncan Dunbar after he left Mercedes F1 to focus on his own racing projects. This led to taking on projects for customers and design consultancy projects relating to high efficiency internal combustion engines, an area of expertise from previous roles. 


In spring 2022 the company had out grown it's 'home workshops' and moved to an industrial unit with space to accommodate a new CNC machining centre, inspection equipment and first member of staff. 2022 has been a year of growth, developing our processes and 3 & 4 axis machining capabilities. We also fabricate motorcycle chassis and other parts specialising in aluminium TIG welding and steel brazing with the highest levels of craftsmanship.

Our aim is to deliver excellent engineering from design through to manufacture and inspection. We are not exclusively a racing company. We take the attention to detail and drive we've got for racing and use it to deliver design projects and manufacture products for a wide range of mechanical systems. 


Director / Engineer

Duncan is a mechanical engineer who has spent all of his previous career working in top level motorsport. He started in British Superbikes, had a brief stint in MotoGP, before moving into Formula 1. 

In 2007 he joined Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains. During this time Duncan became an engineering team leader responsible for a team of up to eight designers and leading a development engine program. He contributed to the winning team, which delivered four Formula 1 world championships; L. Hamilton 2008,

J. Button 2009, L. Hamilton 2014 & 2015.

Duncan grew up around his father’s historic racing motorcycles as a child, before riding himself. He’s ridden and raced many wonderful machines from ridged framed Velocettes to rotary engined Norton’s and enjoys touring on his Vincent.

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Kevin joined the company in Spring 2022. Previously he worked with Bill Simpson Racing manufacturing motorcycle chassis as well as running his own fabrication service.

Kevin's fabrication skills are that of craftsman. He specialises in TIG welding aluminium and steel as well as brazing steel. He was experienced with manual lathe and mill work before joining Dunbar Race Engineering. Since then he's completed Hurco and Hypermill training course and is producing quality parts.

He's a man of many talents; first completing an apprenticeship in making Bag Pipes, then a time served fabricator and motorcycle chassis builder, as well as a talented musician. 

Advisor Manufacturing

Pieter is a Senior Manufacturing Engineering (retired) who has led large engineering projects pushing the boundaries of advanced manufacturing across his 45-year career. He studied and trained in his native South Africa where he worked in the Aerospace and Automotive industry before coming to UK to further his career.


He gained an MSc in Engineering Technology from Kingston University and has worked with Gemini Transmissions, Ricardo UK and Mercedes-AMG-HPP (Formula 1 power unit). Pieter is now a non-executive director and board member for two companies and runs his own consultancy business.

Pieter has an infectious enthusiasm and passion for delivering engineering excellence. His wealth of manufacturing experience and mentoring is a real boost to Dunbar Race Engineering Ltd.

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Advisor Engineering

Dr Ben Hanson is an Associate Professor and a Departmental Tutor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University College London. He has specialist expertise in biomedical engineering, dynamics and control. In 2011 he was awarded the Provost’s Teaching Award for his outstanding contribution to teaching and learning. In 2015 he became a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

His expertise in the analysis and modelling of dynamic engineering systems brings a sought-after asset to Dunbar Race Engineering. It’s fair to say when maths gets tough, Dr Ben Hanson is the person to turn to.

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