Date Of Birth:
26th March 1990
Like most champions, James started his motorsport career in karting where he achieved a string of successful results in the UK and across Europe - his first championship victory coming in 2004 with the Kimbolton Kart Club TKM title.
Competing at the highest level in karting, he accrued a number of prestigious credentials and in 2007 James was invited to be part of the Jupiter Race Preparation Ltd team which nurtured a whole host of promising young racing talent.
In only his first year of European karting, where winning is the only considered result, the Kent racer enjoyed numerous successes including being ranked as the seventh highest placed qualifier for the European Karting Championships.
He also secured several podiums in the highly competitive World Series Karting Championship, qualified fourth for the European Championship in France and also finished runner-up in the prestigious Trophy Industrial, held in Italy.
European karting is renowned as being one of the most physical and competitive sports in the world, attracting in excess of 160 drivers, and in his first season at such a high level James was easily one of the most promising and successful young competitors.
Making the step-up to car racing in 2008 in the Formula Renault BARC Championship, James displayed terrific pace and tremendous commitment and the results followed - fourth place during only his second car meeting underlining his undoubted potential.
Continuing to learn the skills required to be a success in single-seater competition, he ended the season seventh overall and defeated many other experienced Formula Renault racers from the capacity grid of 30 drivers.
After graduating to the ultra-competitive Formula Renault UK Championship for 2009, it soon became apparent the finances required to continue on the single-seater path towards Formula One were prohibitive at best.
Therefore, for 2010, James sensibly opted for a change of career path - switching from rear-wheel drive single-seater racing to front-wheel drive saloon car action in the ELF Renault Clio Cup.
Securing a deal with multiple title winning team Total Control Racing, the talented and highly marketable driver hit the ground running on his debut and has rapidly adapted to the high-profile Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship-supporting category.
Working as a race circuit instructor when not competing, James now his sights set on a successful future as a professional driver in either touring cars or sportscars - the journey is gathering pace!