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David Croft is the acclaimed commentator and presenter for Sky Sports F1 HD channel. He is widely regarded as an outstanding commentating talent famed for the passion and enthusiasm he brings to every event he covers. 2016 marks Crofty’s 11th season commentating on Formula 1. In addition to commentary David is also a popular figure with motorsport fans whom he engages with via social media and the #Ask Crofty platform. The feature has proved so popular that he now hosts his own "Ask Crofty" TV show. His showreel can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lcOYVRAkIg
Prior to 2012 David was the F1 correspondent and commentator for BBC Radio 5live where he also reported on various other sports including the 2002 World Cup and 2004 Olympic Games, Superbowl XLI and hosted numerous boxing specials.
Away from F1, Crofty is also well known for his commentary at the legendary World Darts Championships at the Lakeside,which he covered from 2002 to 2012. He is also a respected boxing commentator having covered some major fights including Joe Calzaghe’s final fight against Roy Jones Jnr at Madison Square Garden. Recently he has been called on to present Live Darts for Sky Sports from the Premier League and PDC World Darts Championship.
Away from the track Crofty has been involved in a number of live events and engagements such as:
Presenting the Autosport International Live Action Arena
Moderating and hosting senior level client hospitality events and Thought Leadership initiatives for organisations such as Tata Communications, Exxon Mobil and Thomson Reuters
Conducting after dinner speeches for such companies as Mercedes Benz UK and United Biscuits
Film features with Shell V-Power Nitro+
Featuring as "Lofty Crofty”, an airship commentator for Disney’s motion picture - ‘Planes’
Providing voice overs for several TV and Radio commercials as well as 'F1® Access' - exclusive content for Formula 1™ website and app
Appearing in each edition of the Codemasters F1™ Game
Hosting the “F1™ in Schools” World Finals, MBDA Innovation Gala Awards and Archant Newspapers Sport & Community Awards
Guest writer for regular blog features for Silverstone circuit and West Ham United
Crofty also continues to support amazing causes such as Sporting Memories and in 2014 became an Ambassador for the children’s charity –Starlight.
David is an outstanding live events and awards presenter and can regularly be seen hosting major international events such as the global premiere of the movie "Rush" which can be viewed here:
You can also find out more about David and his recent projects at his website: