Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 11.2
Average finishing Position 10.2


Date of birth
29/06/1980 (Age 38)
Place of birth
Penrith, NSW
Gold Coast, Queensland
Kids, Zara and Cadel
Outside of Racing
Family, training, cycling, JC Karts
Personal Vehicle
Holden Insignia VXR
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

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore ZB
Mobil 1 MEGA 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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