James Lodge

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James Lodge
Nationality  British
Born (1989-05-18) 18 May 1989 (age 24)
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
Current team Moto-Breakers
Bike number 7
Motorcycle racing career statistics
125cc World Championship
Active years 20092010
Manufacturers Honda
Championships 0
2010 Championship position NC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
2 0 0 0 0 0

James Lodge (born (1989-05-18)18 May 1989 in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire) is a British motorcycle racer who is a two-time British 125cc champion 2009 & 2010.[1]Lodge also rode two wildcard races in the 125cc category of the Great British Moto GP rounds of 2009 and 2010, failing to finish both times. He currently competes in the National Superstock 600 Championship for Moto-Breakers aboard a Kawasaki ZX-6R. Lodge gained his first podium in the class at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit at the first race of the 2012 season.

Career[edit]

Starting out[edit]

Lodge started out racing in 2006, when he competed in the ACU Star Championship, finishing fourth in the championship. In 2007 Lodge moved to the ACU Motostar Championship in which he finished 3rd. He then moved into the British 125cc championship with Lodge finishing a respectable 6th place. He stayed in the 125 class for 2009 with the KRP / BRICON Honda team, winning the 125 championship at the second attempt. Lodge decided to stay in the championship to defend his title for 2010, which he did successfully.[2] Lodge also rode in the 125cc class at the British Grand Prix, retiring from the race as a wildcard.[3]

National Superstock 600 Championship[edit]

For 2011 Lodge moved into the Superstock 600 category riding Kawasaki, he struggled with the feel of the bigger bike Lodge never managed to finish inside the points with a best of 16th place at Knockhill and Brands Hatch. For the 2012 season Lodge changed teams to the Moto Breakers Yamaha team, in the very first round of the 2012 season he achieved his first podium finish in the class (2nd) with team mates in 1st and 3rd. He eventually finished 7th overall and 5th in 2013.

Career statistics[edit]

2006- 6th, British ACU Motostar Championship #29 Honda RS125R
2007- 4th, British ACU Motostar Championship #29 Honda RS125R
2008- 6th, British 125 Championship #29 Honda RS125R
2009- 1st, British 125 Championship #29 Honda RS125R
2010- 1st, British 125 Championship #1 Honda RS125R
2011- NC, National Superstock 600 Championship #29 Kawasaki ZX-6R
2012- 7th, National Superstock 600 Championship #29 Yamaha YZF-R6
2013- 5th, National Superstock 600 Championship #7 Kawasaki ZX-6R
2014- National Superstock 600 Championship #7 Kawasaki ZX-6R

Stats updated 28 July 2012

All time[edit]

Series Years Active Races Poles Podiums Wins 2nd place 3rd place Fast Laps Titles
British 125cc 2008–2010 36 8 14 6 5 3 6 2
125cc 2009–10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
National Superstock 600 2011- 15 1 3 0 3 0 1 0
Total 52 9 17 6 8 3 7 2

By championship[edit]

British 125cc[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Pts Ref
2008 Honda THR
15
OUL
Ret
BHGP
9
DON
7
SNE
9
MAL
4
OUL
7
KNO
6
CAD
11
CRO
7
SIL
4
BHI
1
6th 109 [4]
2009 Honda BHI
4
OUL
3
DON
2
THR
4
SNE
2
KNO
1
MAL
2
BHGP
2
CAD
Ret
CRO
6
SIL
3
OUL
7
1st 182 [5]
2010 Seel Honda BHI
1
THR
1
OUL
1
CAD
Ret
MAL
3
KNO
C
SNE
24
BHGP
1
CAD
Ret
1st 149 [2]
Honda CRO
Ret
CRO
Ret
SIL
2
OUL
4

125GP[edit]

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Pts Ref
2009 Honda QAT JPN SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER GBR
Ret
CZE IND SMR POR AUS MAL VAL NC 0 [6]
2010 Honda QAT ESP FRA ITA GBR
Ret
NED CAT GER CZE IND RSM ARA JPN MAL AUS POR VAL NC 0 [7]

National Superstock 600[edit]

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Pts Ref
2011 Kawasaki BHI
Ret
OUL
Ret
CRO
THR
30
KNO
16
SNE
OUL
BHGP
CAD
DON
SIL
24
BHGP
16
NC 0
2012 Yamaha BHI
2
THR
11
OUL
Ret
SIL
9
SIL
7
SNE
11
KNO
Ret
OUL
2
BHGP
2
CAD DON SIL BHGP 5th* 82* [8]
  • * Season in progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milsom, Tammy (2010-04-05). "Champion Lodge returns with a win". BikeSport News (V3 Media). Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  2. ^ a b "2010 SpeedyRetail.com British 125GP Championship & ACU Academy Cup" (PDF). British Superbike Championship. MotorSport Vision. 2010-06-27. p. 7. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  3. ^ "Silverstone the scene for next 125 instalment". motogp.com (Dorna Sports). 2010-06-14. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  4. ^ "2008 Relentless British 125GP Championship & ACU Academy Cup" (PDF). British Superbike Championship. MotorSport Vision. 2008-10-12. p. 18. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  5. ^ "2009 Relentless British 125GP Championship & ACU Academy Cup" (PDF). British Superbike Championship. MotorSport Vision. 2009-10-11. p. 7. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  6. ^ Milsom, Tammy (2009-07-20). "KRP wildcard four riders". BikeSport News (V3 Media). Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  7. ^ "Silverstone the scene for next 125 instalment". motogp.com (Dorna Sports). 2010-06-14. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  8. ^ "Round 9 - Standings". MotorSportVision Racing. 22 July 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012.