James hit the track for the first time when he was only 8 years old and before long had taken up competitive racing in Honda Cadets by age 10. Lad and dad travelled around circuits including Forest Edge, Clay Pigeon, and Camberley where James gained many race wins, podium finishes, and fastest laps. In 2016 James took victory in the Easter Championship, and his winning career began.
After making the move to car racing, James entered the 2018 Ginetta Junior Championship and placed 4th in the rookie standings. Stepping up on the podium twice in his inaugural season, he achieved 10 top-six finishes, 3 pole positions, and 2 fastest laps. The same year, he went on to win the Ginetta Junior Winter Series with 2 wins, 2 pole positions, and the fastest lap. One year later, he was crowned the Ginetta Junior Champion of 2019 following 5 wins, 15 podiums, 10 pole positions, and 12 fastest laps.
James made his debut in single-seater racing in 2020, competing in the British F4 Championship. Switching from tin-tops to open-wheel racing is no small feat, and most would argue a completely different sport, however, James proved his talent and capability to adapt once again. He won 4 races and claimed 5th in the championship standings, having achieved 7 podiums, 4 pole positions, and 6 fastest laps in what is a prestigious and highly competitive series across the UK.
This year, James, a BRDC Rising Star, contested the GB3 Championship, partnered by the BRDC. Following a team switch and injury from a high-speed crash at Donington Park, James placed 17th overall.
2021 F4 British Championship – four wins, seven podiums, three poles, one fastest lap
2020 5th in the F4 British Championship
2019 Ginetta Junior Champion
2018 8th in the Ginetta Junior Championship
2018 Ginetta Junior Winter Champion
2017 7th in the Ginetta Junior Winter Series