Tim Lee-Davey was a member of the British Kart Team and was the Dunlop Star of Tomorrow Formula Ford Champion in 1980 driving the ex-James Weaver Tiga FF79 in his first full year of motor racing. He was also awarded a Grovewood Award Special Commendation that year.
Lee-Davey finished 17th in the British Formula Three championship in 1982 and 12th in 1983. He then competed in the World Sportscar Championship from 1984 to 1990. He competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1989 and 1990 driving a Porsche 962C for his own Team Davey.