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James Courtney
James Courtney 2002

Nationality

Australian

Car number

22

Current team

Holden Racing Team

Series Championships

1 (2010)

Races

88

Round Wins

3

Podium finishes

16

Race Wins

9

Pole positions

3

2011 Championship position

10th (1869 pts)

James Courtney (born 29 June 1980) is an Australian racing driver who competes in the V8 Supercar Championship. He won the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series driving for the Dick Johnson Racing Ford team. Courtney has driven for the Holden Racing Team since the 2011 season.

Courtney has raced and was successful in multiple other categories, most of which are regarded as the stepping stone to Formula One. He was World Junior Karting Champion in 1995 and world Formula A Champion in 1997. He was British Formula Ford champion in 2000 and broke the record for wining the most Formula Ford races in one season. He drove for the Jaguar Junior Formula Three team in 2001, impressively winning his first F3 race on his F3 debut. He was also a test driver for Jaguar's Formula One team. He had a high-speed crash at Monza in 2002, due to failure of the rear wing on the Jaguar F1 car, which led him to missing out on some races in that year's British Formula Three Championship so he could not win the title - although he was easily leading by a large margin at the time. In 2003, he was All-Japan Formula Three champion for the TOM'S team. In 2004 and 2005 he raced in the All Japan Grand Touring Car Championship for Toyota.

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