James Cole


James Cole’s racing career began in the Formula Ford GB Championship, making his debut in 2008 before going on to take the title in 2009 – ahead of IndyCar champion Joseph Neugarden. After graduating first to British Formula 3 and then Formula 2, the Liverpudlian made the switch to tin-tops in 2013 in a fledgling Team HARD Vauxhall Insignia.

Cole scored points in five out of the 15 rounds he contested in 2013, with a highest-placed finish of 13th, before moving to the United Autosports team for the following season. A part campaign in 2015 for Motorbase Performance saw James break into the top ten at Silverstone in a Ford Focus ST.

For 2016, Cole was part of Silverline Subaru BMR Racing’s quartet, piloting one of the new factory-backed Subaru Levorg GTs. After a difficult first half of the campaign for the outfit, the team found its footing.

Cole claimed a handful of points finishes and returned in the Subaru for 2017. He enjoyed a purple patch mid-season, culminating in a maiden BTCC victory at Rockingham.

For 2018, Cole makes a return to Motorbase, piloting one of its trio of new Ford Focus RS’.

Instagram: @racerjimmy

Season Results

Event Session Position
Brands Hatch Indy Qualifying 14th
Race 1 9th
Race 2 19th
Race 3 DNF
Donington Park Qualifying 12th
Race 1 5th
Race 2 6th
Race 3 DNF
Thruxton Qualifying 20th
Race 1 19th
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 24th
Oulton Park Qualifying 8th
Race 1 7th
Race 2 5th
Race 3 9th
Croft Qualifying 12th
Race 1 12th
Race 2 23rd
Race 3 20th
Snetterton Qualifying 1 24th
Snetterton Qualifying 2 12th
Race 1 17th
Race 2 18th
Race 3 DNF
Rockingham Qualifying 25th
Race 1 19th
Race 2 19th
Race 3 DNF
Knockhill Qualifying 22nd
Race 1 24th
Race 2 18th
Race 3 22nd
Silverstone Qualifying 17th
Race 1 21st
Race 2 28th
Race 3 20th
Brands Hatch GP Qualifying 16th
Race 1 10th
Race 2 16th
Race 3 14th

Driver Info

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 16 August 1988
Place of Birth: Southport
Lives: Liverpool
Team: Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher
Car: Ford Focus RS

BTCC Debut: Brands Hatch, 2013

BTCC Races: 144
BTCC Wins: 1
BTCC Podiums: 1
BTCC Poles: 1
BTCC Fastest Laps: 2

Driver Titles

2009 Formula Ford GB Champion

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