James Colburn – Clio Cup UK / A35

Name – James Colburn

Nickname – Bake
Race car number – 121
Age – 23
First ever race(Age/type of kart or car/circuit) – 7, Comer Cadet, Matchams
First Clio race – 2009,Brands Hatch, beginning of April
Best Clio race position – 1st
What is your favourite thing about racing  – Close racing
Scariest moment in racing to date – Sideways at Abbey on Silverstone GP at 115mph
What race car would you eventually like to drive, age 17 plus – BTCC/WTCC
Racing ambition for 2014 – Champion
Favourite road car – Jaguar E-type
Career ambition – WTCC Champion
Best teacher and why – Ed Pead, mental
Worst teacher and why (remember this is going on the web site ) – College teachers, boring as hell
Other sports – Football, poker, boxing, I’ll have a go at anything
Food I love – Fajitas
Food I hate – Tomatoes
Music artist – Ed Sheeran, (fellow ginger)

What would you like to say to Mum and Dad – Thanks for the support for the whole of my race career to date
Sponsors to mention – Westbourne Motors

Five facts…
1)   Built first race car with dad at 13 years of age
2)   One of the youngest competitors in Clios in 2009 at just 16 – qualified 3rd
3)   Had a flying lesson back in 2011
4)   Work in the control room for Westbourne Motors covering a range from Bristol to Lydd
5)   Passed driving test with just one lesson and only one minor, despite the fact I told the examiner I was a racing driver!

Race History
2013 – Renault Clio Cup – 4th Championship – 2 Wins
2012 – Renault Clio Cup – 9th Championship – 2 Wins
2011 – Renault Clio Cup – Joint runner up in Championship – 1 Win, 6 Podiums Lap Record at Snetterton 300 Circuit
2010 – Renault Clio Cup – 4th in Championship – 4 podiums – Lap Record at Knockhill
2009 – Renault Clio Cup – 9th in Championship
2008Saxmax – Saxmax Champion – 7 consecutive wins
2007Rotax Minimax Super 1 – 7th

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