''James having grown up around Racing, being family friends with Derek Bell MBE it was obvious the racing bug would infect him! So, he started Karting has been racing on and off since he was 17 years old in addition he spent 10 years managing his best friend, FIA GT World Champion and Le Mans winner Justin Bell.
In the past seven years, James has been actively rebuilding his racing career. In 2013 &14 he raced in the Radical SR1 Championship finishing 2nd in the Championship in 2014.
In 2015 following a chance meeting with Feathers Motorsport team owner Simon Rose, James started racing for the team and in 2015 he won the AMOC Intermarque Drivers Championship for Feathers Motorsport in their Porsche 968CS.
In 2016 he also raced for Century in the Ginetta Supercup gaining a pole and 6 podiums out of six races.
James has also campaigned the Feathers Motorsport historic Ginetta G10 at Goodwood and various events across Europe with much success with wins, poles and fastest laps with the highlight being an overall win at the 2017 Pau Historic Grand Prix.
2019 saw Feathers moving into modern Sportscar racing with a Ginetta G55 GT4 car with much success in the AMOC GT Challenge, with a pole and win in the first two races. So, a step into GT Challenge for a one off at Donington Park last year with podium finishes has wetted the team’s appetite for a full campaign in 2020.
James enjoyed a fair amount of success in the GT Cup in 2020 with 11 podium finishes, plus, 2nd place in the GTH Championship.
“2020 was a really enjoyable season, all things considered. I am very excited to be racing with an Aston Martin in 2021; we will try and go one better in the Championship….”
Team Name: Feathers Motorsport
Vehicle Name/Type: Aston Martin Vantage GT4
Race Number: 82
Race Group: GTH