Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
11
Points
2107
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 13.3
Average finishing Position 12.2

biography

Date of birth
29/06/1980 (Age 39)
Place of birth
Penrith, NSW
Lives
Gold Coast, Queensland
Status
Kids, Zara and Cadel
Outside of Racing
Family, training, cycling, JC Karts
Personal Vehicle
Holden Insignia VXR
Engineer
Terry Kerr
Follow James Courtney

The 2010 Supercars Champion, James Courtney returns for his ninth year with what's now Walkinshaw Andretti Autosport.

Courtney’s list of achievements before joining Supercars is impressive, with two world karting championships, British and European Formula Ford titles, and a Formula 1 testing role with Jaguar.

When that chapter of his career ended, not aided by a high-speed F1 testing crash at Monza, Courtney moved to Japan to win the 2003 Japanese Formula 3 title and then shift to Super GT.

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

Stone Brothers Racing picked Courtney to replace the NASCAR-bound Marcos Ambrose for 2006, when he finished on the podium at Bathurst and secured the Mike Kable Rookie of the Year award with 11th in the standings.

Courtney took his maiden victory with SBR at Queensland Raceway in 2008 and moved to Dick Johnson Racing the following season.

In a standout 2010, Courtney won the Supercars title and the Barry Sheene Medal, before rejoining HRT as a full-timer in ’11, winning on debut in Abu Dhabi.

He has added a further six race wins since, with sixth in 2014 his best championship result.

After a difficult 2017 season, Courtney claimed three podiums in '18 as the Holden squad welcomed its new partners.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
Superloop Adelaide 500 ›
Race 1 › 9 10 10
Race 2 › 15 12 12
Beaurepaires Melbourne 400 ›
Race 3 › 9 7 12
Race 4 › 13 9 12
Race 5 › 10 7 11
Race 6 › 11 16 12
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 6 5 11
Race 8 › 9 13 11
WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint ›
Race 9 › 18 22 11
Race 10 › 9 24 13
PIRTEK Perth SuperNight ›
Race 11 › 20 25 15
Race 12 › 20 16 14
Truck Assist Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 13 › 4 4 13
Race 14 › 15 13 14
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 15 › 14 9 13
Race 16 › 13 14 14
Watpac Townsville 400 ›
Race 17 › 17 13 14
Race 18 › 10 13 13
Century Batteries Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 19 › 18 11 12
Race 20 › 18 12 12
OTR SuperSprint ›
Race 21 › 16 10 14
Race 22 › 13 15 12
ITM Auckland SuperSprint ›
Race 23 › 19 17 13
Race 24 › 18 17 14
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 25 › 18 3 11
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 26 › 12 12 11
Race 27 › 6 9 11
Penrite Oil Sandown 500 ›
Race 29 › 18 10 11
Race 30 › 9 7 11

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore ZB
ENGINE: V8
Mobil 1™ Racing

Walkinshaw Andretti United enters 2019 looking to build on last year's strong start to its newly-minted Supercars alliance.

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