James Gornall


Following a hugely successful eight-year stint in karting, James ‘Jiggy’ Gornall made the step up to car racing in 2003 – winning the BARC Formula Renault title the same season.

Five years later, he achieved the biggest triumph of his career to-date as four victories and eight podiums carried Gornall to the British GT Championship crown. He similarly proved his endurance racing credentials with a second-place overall finish and class win in the Silverstone 24 Hours behind the wheel of an Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

A break from competition followed, until Gornall returned to the track in the BMW Compact Cup in 2015 – lifting the laurels a year later – before a switch to front-wheel drive machinery for the first time yielded the 2019 MINI CHALLENGE drivers’ title in the headlining JCW class. His prize was a test outing in Motorbase Performance’s Ford Focus RS, and he joins the 2020 BTCC grid in a GKR Audi S3.


Season Results

Event Session Position
Donington Park Qualifying 19th
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 DNS
Race 3 16th
Brands Hatch GP Qualifying 20th
Race 1 13th
Race 2 10th
Race 3 7th
Oulton Park Qualifying 22nd
Race 1 18th
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 21st
Knockhill Qualifying 23rd
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 20th
Race 3 18th

Driver Info

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 8th July, 1984
Place of Birth: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Team: GKR
Car: Audi S3

BTCC Races: 11
BTCC Wins: 0
BTCC Podiums: 0
BTCC Poles: 0
BTCC Fastest Laps: 0
BTCC Points: 18

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