Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Occupation: Self Employed
Danny got into motocross at the age of 21, and made up for his lack of experience with enthusiasm and a fearless attitude, and embraced the theory that if you're not crashing, you're not going fast enough, and you will never find your limits. One race announcer commentated at the 1982 Kings Park Supercross event ... "there goes Danny Steyn. He's really fast between crashes!" But it paid off and soon Danny was winning championships and picking up sponsors
At the peak of his Motocross career, Danny was part of the wonderfully talented Blue Stratos Kawasaki Team that was the dominant force in motocross in South Africa in the 1980's. This team produced some well respected champions including Greg Albertyn (World Motocross Champion in 1992, '93 and '94, AMA Champion '99), Colin Dugmore and Robbie Herring (Multiple UK Champion and manager of the UK Motocross Des Nations Team).
After retiring from motocross in 1988, Danny then took up competitive windsurfing and won the South African Championship in 1992. In 1993 Danny emigrated to the USA, and became a US citizen in 2004.
In 2005, seventeen years after retiring from motocross, Danny attended an AMG Driving Academy at Homestead Raceway and his instructors Jeff Andretti and Linda Pobst recognized he had some talent and encouraged him to see what he could do in motor sport.
Danny attended several more AMG Challenges and was presented the prestigious AMG IWC Ingenieure watch for fastest autocross time at Homestead in November 2006 by Tommy Kendall.