Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
15
Points
1596
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 13.2
Average finishing Position 14.0

biography

Date of birth
29/06/1980 (Age 38)
Place of birth
Penrith, NSW
Lives
Gold Coast, Queensland
Status
Married, Carys, with 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 eighth year with a reinvented 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 signed 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 his 11th place championship result.

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.

As the former factory Holden squad welcomes new international partners Andretti Autosport and United Autosports, Courtney will be looking to bounce back from finishing a tough 2017 season 21st in the standings.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
Adelaide 500 ›
Race 1 › 3 2 2
Race 2 › 14 6 3
Coates Hire Supercars Melbourne 400 ›
Race 3 › 12 12 5
Race 4 › 22 20 5
Race 5 › 11 5 5
Race 6 › 25 25 7
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 5 3 5
Race 8 › 7 4 4
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 ›
Race 9 › 16 17 6
Race 10 › 7 26 8
Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 11 › 21 13 10
Race 12 › 9 4 7
Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 13 › 13 9 7
Race 14 › 13 19 9
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 15 › 23 23 11
Race 16 › 9 11 10
Watpac Townsville 400 ›
Race 17 › 14 17 11
Race 18 › 9 10 10
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 19 › 12 8 10
Race 20 › 18 27 12
Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight 300 ›
Race 21 › 11 26 14
OTR SuperSprint - The Bend ›
Race 22 › 24 8 13
Race 23 › 7 13 13
RABBLE.club Sandown 500 ›
Race 24 › 16 16 14
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 25 › 8 26 15

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore ZB
ENGINE: V8
Mobil 1 Boost Mobile Racing

The former factory Holden outfit reinvents itself again this season, with the arrival of Andretti Autosport and United Autosports as partners.

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