James Golding returns to the V8 Supercars Dunlop Series for his second season in 2016, having established himself as a naturally-gifted star of the future.
An accomplished karter, Golding has an Australia National title and two Victorian state titles to his name, while the Victorian teen represented Australia at the World Rotax Grand Finals in 2012, where he was ranked 7th in the world.
The following year Golding graduate to open wheelers, contesting the Victorian Formula Ford Championship, where he won the first race of the season on debut. Despite missing one round and racking up the most race wins, Golding ended his maiden assault in fourth, before stepping up to the national championship in 2014, where he was narrowly trumped for the title.
As an apprentice mechanic at Garry Rogers Motorsport, his talent soon caught the eye of team owner Garry, who gave him the chance to contest the final round of the 2014 Dunlop Series at Homebush. He impressed on debut – so much so that GRM granted him a drive in the Dunlop Series in 2015 and again in 2016, with the added duty of co-driving with James Moffat in his first Bathurst 1000.