The History of Westbourne Motorsport
Westbourne Motorsport was formed in 2007. The first Championship the team entered was the Saxmax series the with James Colburn. In a novice year for both driver and team it resulted in numerous front row starts as well as ending as the championships highest rookie.
The following year proved very successful for the team when they won the 2008 Championship ( with 7 race wins, 7 Poles and 2 lap Records ). Another credit for the team was the fact that Colburn was rated by Motorsport News as 2nd best Racing Driver at Club level in the UK
With one championship now accomplished Westbourne Motorsport set their eyes on a new challenge for 2009, the inaugural Renault Clio Cup, regarded as the toughest one make saloon car series in the country. In only the teams first meeting the team qualified 5th and 3rd in a field of 32 cars. Colburn ended the year finishing 9th in the championship, once again as highest rookie.
Westbourne Motorsport are now a well established teams in both championships. They once again took the Saxmax title in 2010 with Ant Whorton-Eales, who has now become a KX Academy driver but still close friends with all members of the Weatbourne Team. They almost took Clio Cup Championship victory in 2011 with Colburn, with only 4 points covering the top 3 drivers into the final round, unfortunately Colburn ending as runner-up.
In 2014 Westbourne Motorsport will return to the Saxmax Series, now rebranded as JTCC, with Colburn’s younger brother Ben. Who the team hope will repeat his siblings success.
2014 brings another championship for Westbourne to succeed in, the newly formed Michelin Clio Series. Westbourne are looking for even more success in the exciting new championship, as well as the UK championship with the new generation Clio Cup car.