James Moffat (racing driver)

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James Moffat
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James Moffat in Adelaide, 2011
Nationality Australia Australian
V8 Supercar Record
Car number 360
Current team Nissan Motorsport
Series Championships 0
Races 137
Round Wins 1
Podium finishes 1
Race Wins 1
Pole positions 1
2013 Championship position 18th (1448 pts)

James Moffat (born 18 June 1984 in Melbourne, Victoria[1]) is an Australian racing driver who currently competes for Nissan Motorsport in the #360 Norton Nissan in the 2013 V8 Supercars Championship.

Moffat, son of touring car legend Allan Moffat, first appeared as a racing driver at club level before moving up to national level racing in a one-make series for Lotus Elise production cars, finishing runner-up in a tight championship fight, before graduating into V8 Utes in 2005.

After a lean 2006 Moffat returned in 2007 in a Sonic Motor Racing Services liveried Mygale in the Australian Formula Ford Championship and despite little previous open wheel experience finished third in the championship in his rookie season. Staying with the team Moffat progressed to their Carrera Cup program where he again ran at the front of the field, racing against his half-brother Andrew Moffat, among others.

Co-inciding with the collapse of Carrera Cup, Moffat moved into Team Sonic's newly established V8 Supercar program and finished second in the 2009 Fujitsu V8 Supercar series. At the season ending V8 Supercar prizegiving Moffat received the Mike Kable Young Gun Award, recognition of his efforts as a first year V8 Supercar driver.[2]

In late January 2011, Dick Johnson Racing announced that they had signed Moffat for 2011, to pilot the number 18 car replacing the Holden bound James Courtney.[3] It is the first time in 22 years that the Moffat name has competed in the top level of Australian Touring Car racing. Moffat Remained with the team for 2012.

After two years with DJR, Moffat moved to Kelly Racing as the team transitioned into its new identity as Nissan Motorsport racing Nissan Altimas. Moffat quickly established himself within the new tea matching team leader Rick Kelly's performances in the new team and car.


Career results[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
2004 Australian Lotus Trophy 2nd Lotus Elise Trueline Pty Ltd / PIMM
2005 Australian V8 Utes Series 7th Ford BA Falcon XR8 Ute Allan Grice Racing
2007 Australian Formula Ford Championship 3rd Mygale SJ07A Sonic Motor Racing Services
2008 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 3rd Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Sonic Motor Racing Services
2009 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 2nd Ford BF Falcon Sonic Motor Racing Services
2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 3rd Ford BF Falcon Ford Performance Racing
2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series 46th Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing
2011 International V8 Supercars Championship 23rd Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2012 International V8 Supercars Championship 21st Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2013 International V8 Supercars Championship 18th Nissan Altima Nissan Motorsport


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