Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
11
Points
2162
Penalty 35
Average Qualifying Position 11.3
Average finishing Position 11.1

biography

Engineer
Rob Starr
Origins
Penrith, NSW; June 29, 1980
Resides
Gold Coast, QLD
Status
Married
Outside of Racing
Family, training, running, cycling
Personal Vehicle
HSV Gen F GTS
Follow James Courtney

2010 V8 Supercars Champion James Courtney returns for his sixth year with the Holden Racing Team, and is set to build on the momentum of 2015.

Courtney’s list of achievements before joining V8 Supercars is impressive, with two world karting championships, British and European Formula Ford titles, and an F1 testing role with Jaguar Racing.

His versatility caught the attention of the Holden Racing Team, which signed him as an endurance driver alongside veteran Jim Richards in 2005.

He secured a full-time drive with Stone Brothers Racing the following year, when he finished on the podium at Bathurst and secured the Mike Kable Rookie of the Year award with his 11th place championship result.

Courtney took his maiden victory with SBR at Queensland Raceway in 2008, but the following year moved to Dick Johnson Racing – where he won the championship in 2010. He was also awarded V8 Supercar’s best and fairest, the Barry Sheene Medal.

In 2011, Courtney returned to Holden’s factory team as the reigning champion, and won in Abu Dhabi.

Courtney made the best of 2012 with two podiums in Sydney and a top-10 finish in the rankings, before returning to the front the following year in the new generation VF Commodore.

However, Courtney’s year in 2013 was marred by his accident at Phillip Island that ruled him out of the final round. He returned to racing in 2014 in stunning style, winning the Clipsal 500 – and in Ipswich as well.

2015 saw another Clipsal 500 victory but was marred by an accident at the Sydney Motorsport Park event, which saw him hit by debris dislodged by a flying helicopter. He missed two of the three endurance rounds but returned in spectacular fashion with victory at the Gold Coast 600 with Jack Perkins. 

latest News

On this day: Courtney Joins HRT

Six years ago the-then reigning champion made the move to Holden.
14/12/2016

Sydney 500 countdown #1: All in the fence

We can’t go past the championship won in the pit lane after wild weather hit Homebush and hurt points leaders in 2010
29/11/2016

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship Position
2016 Clipsal 500 Adelaide ›
Race 1 › 5 2 2
Race 2 › 4 1 1
Race 3 › 10 21 6
2016 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 4 › 17 13 10
Race 5 › 19 7 6
2016 WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint ›
Race 6 › 14 21 11
Race 7 › 13 7 9
2016 Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 8 › 7 6 8
Race 9 › 16 8 8
2016 Woodstock Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 10 › 8 19 9
Race 11 › 20 25 11
2016 CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 12 › 17 21 13
Race 13 › 20 5 10
2016 Castrol EDGE Townsville 400 ›
Race 14 › 3 6 9
Race 15 › 12 2 9
2016 Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 16 › 11 13 9
Race 17 › 11 26 10
2016 Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint ›
Race 18 › 5 3 10
Race 19 › 12 8 10
2016 Wilson Security Sandown 500 ›
Race 20 › 6 11 11
2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 21 › 16 13 11
2016 Castrol Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 22 › 11 20 10
Race 23 › 13 10 10
2016 ITM Auckland SuperSprint ›
Race 24 › 6 6 10
Race 25 › 16 13 10
Race 26 › 12 11 11
Race 27 › 15 14 12
2016 Coates Hire Sydney 500 ›
Race 28 › 6 5 11
Race 29 › 3 6 11

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore VF
ENGINE: KRE developed 5.0 Litre V8, Holden 308 cast iron block, CNC machined aluminium heads, control V8 supercar cam shaft, aluminium dry sump
Holden Racing Team

Having celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, in 2016 Holden’s official factory racing team is looking to add to its storied history as one of Australia’s great sporting success stories.

Next Event
Clipsal 500 Adelaide
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Practice 1
Format
SuperStreet
Mixed Tyres
single driver
Championship
Track Length
3.220km
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