Chris James (racing driver)

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Chris James
Nationality  British
Born (1978-12-28) December 28, 1978 (age 35)
Luton, Bedfordshire
Previous series
201112
2008–10
2000–05
BTCC
Mini Challenge
Fiat Racing Challenge

Christopher Nigel James (born 28 December 1978 in Luton, Bedfordshire) is a British auto racing driver and businessman. He is the managing director of Electro-Services Ltd.

Racing career[edit]

James competed in the Fiat Racing challenge between 2000 and 2005. He returned to racing in 2008, driving in selected rounds of the Mini Challenge. After half a season in 2009, he contested a full campaign in 2010 with one race win & finished third in class.

In 2011 he competed in the British Touring Car Championship. He drove a Chevrolet Lacetti for his own ES Racing team, his best finish throughout the season was a twelfth place at Donington. [1]

In 2012 Team ES Racing.com acquired two ex-Triple Eight Vauxhall Vectra. Chris guided Team ES Racing to win more races in the Vectras than triple eight did in the previous year.

Chris James' best finish came at Brands Hatch and Silverstone where he finished 12th. He has gone on record to state that he was happy with this & felt that top 10 finishes would have been achieved had he continued in the championship.

James is the only BTCC Driver & Principal in history to have created & run a team that scored two race wins & numerous podiums within its first two years of competing in the championship. He has gone on record to say "Our achievements, despite having one of the smallest budgets on the grid are a testament to the whole team. Our siege mentality, work ethic and professionalism are a credit to everyone who has ever been involved with our team".

Chris continues to plan a return to the BTCC, whilst not ruling out the many other prestigious championships available to compete in. Team ES Racing.com & he plan to compete in various 12 & 24 hour races during 2014. Races in the Netherlands, Spain & Argentina are planned.


Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded in first race) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races) (* signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap – 1 point given all races)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Pos Pts
2011 Team ES Racing Chevrolet Lacetti BRH
1

15
BRH
2

17
BRH
3

19
DON
1

17
DON
2

14
DON
3

12
THR
1

18
THR
2

Ret
THR
3

18
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

Ret
OUL
3

DNS
CRO
1

Ret
CRO
2

Ret
CRO
3

18
SNE
1

20
SNE
2

DNS
SNE
3

Ret
KNO
1

18
KNO
2

17
KNO
3

17
ROC
1

18
ROC
2

17
ROC
3

23
BRH
1

20
BRH
2

25
BRH
3

18
SIL
1

21
SIL
2

22
SIL
3

24
28th 0
2012 Team ES Racing.com Vauxhall Vectra BRH
1

15
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

12
DON
1

17
DON
2

Ret
DON
3

13
THR
1

15
THR
2

Ret
THR
3

17
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

13
OUL
3

13
CRO
1

16
CRO
2

16
CRO
3

17
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

Ret
KNO
1

13
KNO
2

Ret
KNO
3

16
ROC
1

13
ROC
2

18
ROC
3

Ret
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

15
SIL
3

12
BRH
1

18
BRH
2

16
BRH
3

18
23rd 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BTCC official 2011 entry list". btcc.net (British Touring Car Championship). 2011-03-24. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 

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