About AL
Former Blancpain Endurance Series Champion, Alex is a leading International Professional racing driver with vast experience in GT, Sportscars and V8 Supercars. He is currently a Factory driver for Nissan Nismo and has over 30 x 24 Hour race starts on his CV.

In 2017 Alex is leading Nissan’s Challenge in the Pro category of the Blancpain Endurance Series in the GT-R Nismo GT3.

In 2015 Alex made his debut at the Le Mans 24 Hours in the premier LMP1 category driving the #21 Nissan GT-R LM.

Alex was literally born into motorsport. John Buncombe, his grandfather raced during the 1950's and 60's driving for the Works HRG Team, as well as racing Jaguar C-Types, XK120's and Austin Healey's.

His father Jonathan enjoyed a successful career spanning 20 years as a touring car driver, starting out in Mini's and moving on to become a factory driver for Ford, Toyota and BMW.

Inevitably, Alex and his elder Brother, Chris, followed in the family footsteps and started racing together from 8 years old. Starting out on 2 wheels with schoolboy motocross before moving over to karting and junior single seater categories.
Once described as 'Nissan's secret weapon', Alex has played a vital role in the success of Nissan's GT Academy programme since its launch in 2008. Al has been the professional team-mate to each of the graduates, providing them with invaluable guidance thanks to his extensive racing experience and calming influence. Most recently he has mentored Sir Chris Hoy in the British GT Championship.

After Alex drove alongside Lucas Ordonez in the 2009 Dubai 24 Hours, the pair went on to race a full season in the European GT4 Cup in a Nissan 350Z, finishing a close second in the championship but securing the team's title with a win and three second places. He went one better in 2011 when he and Jordan Tresson took the Nissan 370Z to the GT4 title in the 2011 Blancpain Endurance Series.

In 2012, Alex teamed up with 2011 GT Academy winner JannMardenborough to drive the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 race car in the fiercely-contested Blancpain Endurance Series and British GT Championship.

During the last two seasons Al has continued to race the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3, taking another Blancpain Championship win in 2013 and narrowly missing out on a GT300 Super GT win when he made his Japanese debut in the Fuji Sprint Cup.

In 2014 Al made his debut in the Australian V8 Supercars Championship when he joined Todd Kelly for the Endurance races at Sandown, Surfers Paradise and the legendary Bathurst 1000kms in the #7 Jack Daniels Nissan.

Alex also has vast experience in Historic racingand has a number of significant victories to his name, including multiple race wins at the Le Mans Classic and two time winner at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix.
  • Blancpain Endurance Series - Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3
  • British GT Championship - Regular team-mate to Sir Chris Hoy
  • Nurburgring 24 Hours with Florian Strauss and Nick Heidfeld - Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3
  • Bathurst 12 Hours - Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 with Wolfgang Reip, Rick Kelly & KatsumasaChiyo.
  • Australian V8 Supercars - Enduro Races with Jack Daniels Racing. Partner to Todd Kelly at Sandown, Bathurst & Surfers Paradise
  • Monaco Historique - Winner
  • Le Mans Classic - Winner

  • Blancpain Endurance Series - Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3
  • FIA GT Series - Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3
  • Dubai 24 Hours - Nissan 370Z NISMO GT4.
  • Japanese Super GT GT300 - Fuji Sprint Cup - Nissan GT-R NISMO GT300
  • Le Mans Legends - Winner
  • British GT Championship - Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3
  • Blancpain Endurance Series - Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3
  • Petit Le Mans, Atlanta - Greaves Nissan LMP2 alongside Alex Brundle and Tom Kimber-Smith
  • Monaco Historique - Winner
  • Le Mans Classic - Triple Winner
  • Silverstone Classic - Winner
  • Goodwood Revival - Winner of Freddie March Trophy
  • NurburgringOldtimer - Winner

  • Blancpain Endurance Series GT4 Champion
  • Spa 24 Hours - Winner, GT4
  • Nurburgring 24 Hours
  • Goodwood Revival - Winner of Sussex Trophy
  • GT4 European Cup with RJN Motorsport
  • Spa 24 Hours
  • Silverstone 24 Hours
  • Nurburgring 24 Hours
  • Goodwood Festival of Speed - Fastest GT Car

  • Dubai 24 Hours - alongside Johnny Herbert, Rob Barff and Lucas Ordonez.
  • GT4 European Cup with RJN Motorsport
  • Nurburgring 24 Hours

  • Nurburgring 24 Hours - RJN Motorsport Nissan 350Z
  • Dubai 24 Hours - RJN Motorsport Nissan 350Z
  • GT4 European Championship - 2nd in Driver's Championship
  • Raced in four FIA GT4 races - two wins and two second places
  • Silverstone 24 Hours
  • FIA GT3 - Silverstone in a Porsche 997 GT3 - 7th overall - Highest placed Porsche - Winner of Porsche GT3 Cup
  • Chiron World Sportscars - Test & Development driver

  • MeratiTrofeorace at Monza - Winner

  • Chiron Sportscars
  • Formula Renault UK Winter Series

  • Formula Renault

  • Formula Honda UK - Champion
Smashing the Steering Wheel in Rage! Alex Buncombe's POV of Silverstone BES NISMO Race Highlights! Monza Blancpain Endurance Series 2016 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO - Jay Leno's Garage
ALEX BUNCOMBE SILVERSTONE POLE LAP A lap of Winton Raceway with Al Buncombe - HD On, Volume Up, Pants optional Best first lap ever? Best overtakes - GT-R NISMO GT3
Alex Buncombe's V8 Supercar Debut! How to avoid a crash like a boss! Awesome GT-R driving at SPA 24 Nurburgring GP Circuit GT-R ONBOARD - Nurburgring 1000K GT-R NISMO GT3
V8 Supercars - Nissan Insider - Onboard + track footage with Alex Buncombe SPA Track Guide Alex Buncombe Onboard RJN Nissan GTR GT3 British GT Donington
Alex Buncombe - RJN NISSAN GTR NISMO GT3 Nurburgring Nordschleife VLN LAP Alex Buncombe GT40 Goodwood Revival 2013 - Fastest Lap of the weekend Alex Buncombe Onboard Cologne Capri Portimo 2013
Alex Buncombe Le Mans Legends Pole Lap 2013 Alex Buncombe E Type Challenge Oulton Park Gold Cup 2012
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