James Thompson (racing driver)

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James Thompson
James thompson spafrancorchamps2014.JPG
Nationality  British
Born (1974-04-26) 26 April 1974 (age 40)
York (England)
2014 World Touring Car Championship
Debut season 2005
Current team Lada Sport Lukoil
Car no. 11
Former teams N. Technology
SEAT Sport
Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo
Starts 126
Wins 4
Poles 2
Fastest laps 7
Best finish 3rd in 2007
Previous series
2011
2010–11
2009, 2011
200910
2009
2008–10
2001, 200304
2000
1998
1997
19942004, 2006
1992
Lada Granta Cup
Scandinavian Touring Car Championship
British Touring Car Championship
European Touring Car Cup
V8 Supercars
Danish Touringcar Championship
European Touring Car Championship
Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
Belgian Procar
Super Tourenwagen Cup
British Touring Car Championship
Formula Vauxhall Junior
Championship titles
200910
2002, 2004
European Touring Car Cup
British Touring Car Championship

James Thompson (born 26 April 1974 in York, England) is a British auto racing driver who currently competes in the World Touring Car Championship. He has twice been champion of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), and was third in the 2007 World Touring Car Championship.

Racing career[edit]

British Touring Car Championship[edit]

He started racing in the BTCC in a privately entered Peugeot 405 in 1994, his performances earning him a factory Vauxhall drive for 1995. He became the youngest ever race-winner that year, also taking two pole positions, before his season was cut short by a crash at Knockhill giving him an eye injury. 1996 was a transitional year with the new Vauxhall Vectra, although Thompson took a victory at Snetterton, moving up from fifth in a two-lap burst in which Roberto Ravaglia and Rickard Rydell collided, Joachim Winkelhock spun, and Alain Menu broke down.

Thompson driving for Honda in the 1998 British Touring Car Championship.

In 1997, Thompson joined Honda, finishing fifth in the championship in 1997, third in 1998, and fourth in 1999. He missed two rounds through injury in 2000, but was able to finish ninth.

When Honda pulled out for 2001, Thompson joined Team Egg Sport, racing their Vauxhall to four wins and third overall – enough to earn him a return to the factory Vauxhall team for 2002, which featured a titanic three-year battle with team-mate Yvan Muller in their dominant Astra. Thompson was BTCC champion in both 2002 and 2004, and was second in 2003 behind Muller.

For 2006, Thompson joined Jason Plato at SEAT Sport UK.[1] He did this at the same time as competing in the WTCC, meaning he had to skip some BTCC rounds when they clashed with World touring car events. He competed in six of the ten meetings that the BTCC held that year. For most of the season he raced in the second SEAT Sport UK car, but at Silverstone for the final round he used his Red Bull-backed WTCC car. After competing in the first nine races, he was actually ahead of BTCC team leader Plato. Despite having to yield the victory to Plato at Croft, he finished sixth overall, scoring more points per entry than any other SEAT driver; although Plato failed to start two races due to accident damage.

Thompson competing in the fourth event of the 2009 British Touring Car Championship season at Oulton Park.

For 2009, rumours had placed Thompson with a possible return to the BTCC after discussions with Team Dynamics to race one of their Honda Civics. He also tested a Tempus Sport Chevrolet Lacetti and a Motorbase Performance BMW 320si. However, his name was missing from the pre-season entry list, and it was later announced he would spend another year in the Danish series. It was then announced in April, prior to the Thruxton round that he would return to the BTCC, replacing Gordon Shedden. He collected a double win at Donington Park, and added a third win at Oulton Park. After the round at Knockhill, Thompson was replaced by ex-Formula One driver Johnny Herbert due to clashes with his commitments in the WTCC and V8 Supercars.[2][3]

Thompson was chosen as the development driver for the new Next Generation Touring Car regulations, and participated in first practice for the 2010 season finale at Brands Hatch in a prototype car based on a Toyota Avensis.[4]

He returned to racing for the 2011 season finale with Airwaves Racing to support Mat Jackson's title bid.[5] The weekend did not go well with two retirements in the first two races, but a single point for fastest lap in the last race was to be the best result of the weekend.

World Touring Car Championship[edit]

For 2005, Thompson attempted a new challenge in the World Touring Car Championship, with Alfa Romeo. His first WTCC season opened with a win, but was not a huge success overall. He finished the season eighth in the standings. Alfa Romeo pulled out of the WTCC at the end of the season, leaving Thompson's future uncertain.[6]

For 2006 he moved to SEAT Sport, the team which he would also drive for in that year's BTCC.[7] Within the first six races, Thompson finished on the podium three times but in the second half of the season he finished in the points on only three occasions. In a team that featured a top driver lineup including Yvan Muller and Gabriele Tarquini, he finished eighth in the Drivers Championship.

Thompson driving the Alfa Romeo 156 WTCC car in 2007.

In 2007, Thompson rejoined Alfa Romeo in the WTCC run by N.Technology. Although his aged Alfa Romeo 156 was not as well developed as his works-backed rivals, he fought for the championship title until the final race and ended the season in third place.

In 2008 he competed for N.Technology in a Honda Accord Euro R in the WTCC. He also drove an Accord in the Danish Touring Car Championship. After missing the first two WTCC meetings, the team struggled to develop the car competitively. However, the team steadily worked on the car over the season and scored their first win of the season at Imola. However, N.Technology announced its withdrawal at the end of the year, leaving Thompson without a drive.

He also returned to the WTCC with Lada Sport in July 2009, driving their new Priora model.[8] He participated in five events with Lada Sport, achieving a best result of sixth place in both races at Imola. Thompson was unable to participate in the final event at Macau following a heavy collision in qualifying with the stationary car of Stefano D'Aste.[9]

Thompson returned to the WTCC in 2012 with Lada Sport driving a Lada Granta WTCC at both the Race of Hungary and the Race of Portugal.[10]

He will return to the WTCC in 2013, driving a Lada Granta WTCC full-time with Lada Sport Lukoil alongside new team mate Aleksei Dudukalo.[11] During qualifying for the Race of Italy he was hit by Dudukalo who had missed the braking point for the first chicane. Thompson was already through to Q2 and he returned to the pits for repairs before taking part in the second session. He set the ninth fastest time which would give him a front row start when the grid was reversed for race two.[12] Lada later withdrew both of their cars prior to the races as neither could be repaired in time to participate.[13]

European Touring Car Cup[edit]

He won the 2009 European Touring Car Cup at the Circuito Vasco Sameiro near Braga in Portugal, driving a Honda Accord for Hartmann Honda Racing.

In 2010 he revealed a schedule of ETCC, the new-for-2010 Scandinavian Touring Car Cup and DTC, Danish Touring Car Championship. He won the season opener of ETCC and led the championship, but a few days before the Scandinavian season kicked off, he parted ways with Danish team Hartmann Honda Racing.[14] The two got back together heading for the second round of ETCC.[15] Thompson successfully defended his ETCC title in 2010.[16]

Scandinavian Touring Car Championship[edit]

In 2011, he raced in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship for Polestar Racing in their Volvo C30. He left the team in the middle of season, citing differences in the development direction of the car as the reason for the departure.[17] His replacement was later announced at WTCC driver Gabriele Tarquini.[18]

Race of Champions[edit]

After Jenson Button pulled out of the 2006 Race of Champions, Thompson was announced as his replacement on 13 December 2006. He competed for the British team with fellow touring car driver Andy Priaulx on 16 December 2006.

Racing record[edit]

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) Races in bold indicate pole position (1 point awarded – 1996–2002 all races, 2003–present just for first race) Races in italics indicate fastest lap (1 point awarded – 2001–present all races) * signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap (1 point awarded – 1998–2002 just for feature race, 2003–present 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 Pen. Pos Pts
1994 Woodkirk Peugeot Peugeot 405 Mi16 THR
Ret
BRH
1

16
BRH
2

18
SNE
Ret
SIL
1

21
SIL
2

DNS
OUL DON
1
DON
2
BRH
1

18
BRH
2

15
SIL
10
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

DNS
OUL
Ret
BRH
1

20
BRH
2

Ret
SIL
1

18
SIL
2

Ret
DON
1

16
DON
2

19
24th 1
1995 Vauxhall Sport Vauxhall Cavalier 16v DON
1

7
DON
2

7
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

2
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

1
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

Ret
OUL
1

6
OUL
2

4
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

2
DON
1

4
DON
2

5
SIL
3
KNO
1
KNO
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
SNE
1
SNE
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
7th 124
1996 Vauxhall Sport Vauxhall Vectra DON
1

10
DON
2

Ret
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

7
THR
1

7
THR
2

6
SIL
1

6
SIL
2

6
OUL
1

17
OUL
2

Ret
SNE
1

1
SNE
2

4
BRH
1

7
BRH
2

5
SIL
1

8
SIL
2

7
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

Ret
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

6
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

2
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

9
BRH
1

DNS
BRH
2

DNS
10th 83
1997 Team Honda Sport Honda Accord DON
1

Ret
DON
2

6
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

9
THR
1

6
THR
2

Ret
BRH
1

2
BRH
2

1
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

2
DON
1

6
DON
2

11
CRO
1

5
CRO
2

2
KNO
1

6
KNO
2

Ret
SNE
1

2
SNE
2

4
THR
1

3
THR
2

3
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

Ret
SIL
1

7
SIL
2

4
5th 132
1998 Team Honda Sport Honda Accord THR
1

3
THR
2

3
SIL
1

2
SIL
2

9*
DON
1

2
DON
2

4
BRH
1

9
BRH
2

2
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

5
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

Ret
CRO
1

1
CRO
2

5
SNE
1

4
SNE
2

1*
THR
1

4
THR
2

5*
KNO
1

2
KNO
2

Ret
BRH
1

2
BRH
2

9*
OUL
1

1
OUL
2

Ret
SIL
1

1
SIL
2

4*
3rd 203
1999 Team Honda Sport Honda Accord DON
1

1
DON
2

2*
SIL
1

5
SIL
2

4
THR
1

5
THR
2

8
BRH
1

7
BRH
2

6*
OUL
1

11
OUL
2

Ret
DON
1

1
DON
2

3
CRO
1

1
CRO
2

2*
SNE
1

9
SNE
2

15
THR
1

7
THR
2

Ret
KNO
1

14
KNO
2

Ret
BRH
1

3
BRH
2

3
OUL
1

DSQ
OUL
2

1*
SIL
1

2
SIL
2

9
4th 174
2000 Redstone Team Honda Honda Accord BRH
1

6
BRH
2

Ret
DON
1
DON
2
THR
1
THR
2
KNO
1

6
KNO
2

DSQ
OUL
1

4
OUL
2

4
SIL
1

1
SIL
2

4
CRO
1

7
CRO
2

4
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

3*
DON
1

3
DON
2

5*
BRH
1

6
BRH
2

5*
OUL
1

4
OUL
2

5
SIL
1

3
SIL
2

8*
9th 129
2001 egg:sport Vauxhall Astra Coupé BRH
1

3
BRH
2

1*
THR
1

3
THR
2

4*
OUL
1

8
OUL
2

2
SIL
1

5
SIL
2

4
MON
1

3
MON
2

3
DON
1

1
DON
2

2
KNO
1

7
KNO
2

3
SNE
1

6
SNE
2

1*
CRO
1

5
CRO
2

3*
OUL
1

4
OUL
2

2
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

1
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

2
BRH
1

5
BRH
2

Ret
3rd 276
2002 Vauxhall Motorsport Vauxhall Astra Coupé BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

1*
OUL
1

3
OUL
2

7*
THR
1

1
THR
2

2
SIL
1

8
SIL
2

1*
MON
1

2
MON
2

2
CRO
1

1
CRO
2

Ret
SNE
1

1
SNE
2

2
KNO
1

3
KNO
2

3
BRH
1

NC
BRH
2

Ret
DON
1

1
DON
2

3
−15 1st 183
2003 VX Racing Vauxhall Astra Coupé MON
1

1*
MON
2

1*
BRH
1

5
BRH
2

2
THR
1

4
THR
2

5
SIL
1

1*
SIL
2

2
ROC
1

5
ROC
2

4
CRO
1

2*
CRO
2

2
SNE
1

2*
SNE
2

Ret
BRH
1

5
BRH
2

10
DON
1

2*
DON
2

3
OUL
1

1*
OUL
2

Ret*
2nd 199
2004 VX Racing Vauxhall Astra Coupé THR
1

1*
THR
2

Ret
THR
3

3
BRH
1

4
BRH
2

2
BRH
3

1*
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

1*
SIL
3

7*
OUL
1

2
OUL
2

5
OUL
3

3
MON
1

5
MON
2

2
MON
3

4
CRO
1

4
CRO
2

4
CRO
3

4
KNO
1

3
KNO
2

Ret
KNO
3

4
BRH
1

3
BRH
2

4
BRH
3

12*
SNE
1

1*
SNE
2

7
SNE
3

3
DON
1

2*
DON
2

5
DON
3

3
1st 274
2006 SEAT Sport UK SEAT León BRH
1

1*
BRH
2

1*
BRH
3

5
MON
1

3
MON
2

Ret
MON
3

4
OUL
1

11
OUL
2

4
OUL
3

2*
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
CRO
1

2*
CRO
2

5
CRO
3

1*
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
SNE
1

2
SNE
2

2
SNE
3

2
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
SIL
1

5
SIL
2

Ret
SIL
3

5
6th 162
2009 Team Dynamics Honda Civic BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
THR
1

11
THR
2

7
THR
3

3
DON
1

1*
DON
2

1*
DON
3

6
OUL
1

8
OUL
2

7
OUL
3

1*
CRO
1

11
CRO
2

9
CRO
3

2*
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

4
SNE
3

5
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

6
KNO
3

6*
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
ROC
1
ROC
2
ROC
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
9th 114
2011 Airwaves Racing Ford Focus ST BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
ROC
1
ROC
2
ROC
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

Ret
SIL
3

18
25th 1

Complete Super Tourenwagen Cup results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Pts
1997 Team Honda Sport Honda Accord HOC
1
HOC
2
ZOL
1
ZOL
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
SAC
1
SAC
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
WUN
1
WUN
2
ZWE
1
ZWE
2
SAL
1
SAL
2
REG
1
REG
2
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

7
27th 41

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Pts
2000 Abt Sportsline Abt-Audi TT-R HOC
1
HOC
2
OSC
1

17
OSC
2

DNS
NOR
1
NOR
2
SAC
1
SAC
2
NÜR
1

12
NÜR
2

16
OSC
1

9
OSC
2

Ret
NÜR
1

15
NÜR
2

Ret
HOC
1

13
HOC
2

9
18th 4

Complete European Touring Car Championship results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Pts
2001 JAS Motorsport Italia IP Honda Accord MON
1
MON
2
BRN
1
BRN
2
MAG
1
MAG
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
ZOL
1
ZOL
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
A1R
1
A1R
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
JAR
1

2
JAR
2

4
EST
1

24
EST
2

2
20th 107
2003 GTA Racing Team Nordauto Alfa Romeo 156 GTA VAL
1
VAL
2
MAG
1
MAG
2
PER
1
PER
2
BRN
1
BRN
2
DON
1
DON
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
AND
1
AND
2
OSC
1
OSC
2
EST
1

8
EST
2

8
MON
1

1
MON
2

Ret
12th 12
2004 AutoDelta Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo 156 MON
1
MON
2
VAL
1
VAL
2
MAG
1
MAG
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
BRN
1
BRN
2
DON
1

1
DON
2

3
SPA
1

9
SPA
2

8
IMO
1
IMO
2
OSC
1

5
OSC
2

5
DUB
1

3
DUB
2

3
9th 37

Complete World Touring Car Championship results[edit]

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

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 DC Points
2005 Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 156 ITA
1

7
ITA
2

1
FRA
1

11
FRA
2

9
GBR
1

2
GBR
2

Ret
SMR
1

7
SMR
2

21†
MEX
1

4
MEX
2

4
BEL
1

5
BEL
2

7
GER
1

19
GER
2

Ret
TUR
1

2
TUR
2

4
ESP
1

Ret
ESP
2

15
MAC
1

7
MAC
2

Ret
8th 53
2006 SEAT Sport SEAT León ITA
1

3
ITA
2

9
FRA
1

7
FRA
2

4
GBR
1

3
GBR
2

3
GER
1

5
GER
2

6
BRA
1

5
BRA
2

4
MEX
1

5
MEX
2

5
CZE
1

14
CZE
2

24†
TUR
1

17
TUR
2

13
ESP
1

9
ESP
2

12
MAC
1

10
MAC
2

4
8th 54
2007 N.Technology Alfa Romeo 156 BRA
1

Ret
BRA
2

11
NED
1

13
NED
2

19
ESP
1

1
ESP
2

1
FRA
1

10
FRA
2

7
CZE
1

9
CZE
2

5
POR
1

10
POR
2

10
SWE
1

3
SWE
2

5
GER
1

3
GER
2

4
GBR
1

2
GBR
2

8
ITA
1

3
ITA
2

3
MAC
1

5
MAC
2

3
3rd 79
2008 N.Technology Honda Accord Euro R BRA
1
BRA
2
MEX
1
MEX
2
ESP
1

11
ESP
2

11
FRA
1

11
FRA
2

8
CZE
1

7
CZE
2

9
POR
1

DNS
POR
2

DNS
GBR
1

10
GBR
2

14
GER
1

15
GER
2

Ret
EUR
1

3
EUR
2

1
ITA
1

Ret
ITA
2

11
JPN
1

17
JPN
2

4
MAC
1

8
MAC
2

14†
15th 25
2009 Lada Sport Lada Priora BRA
1
BRA
2
MEX
1
MEX
2
MAR
1
MAR
2
FRA
1
FRA
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
CZE
1
CZE
2
POR
1

18
POR
2

15
GBR
1

18
GBR
2

22
GER
1
GER
2
ITA
1

6
ITA
2

6
JPN
1

11
JPN
2

Ret
MAC
1

DNS
MAC
2

DNS
17th 6
2012 Lada Sport Lada Granta WTCC ITA
1
ITA
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
MAR
1
MAR
2
SVK
1
SVK
2
HUN
1

Ret
HUN
2

Ret
AUT
1
AUT
2
POR
1

17†
POR
2

11
BRA
1
BRA
2
USA
1
USA
2
JPN
1
JPN
2
CHN
1
CHN
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
NC 0
2013 Lada Sport Lukoil Lada Granta WTCC ITA
1

DNS
ITA
2

DNS
MAR
1

10
MAR
2

Ret
SVK
1

13
SVK
2

14
HUN
1

Ret
HUN
2

12
AUT
1

9
AUT
2

12
RUS
1

5
RUS
2

Ret
POR
1

6
POR
2

6
ARG
1

Ret
ARG
2

20†
USA
1

14
USA
2

16
JPN
1

6
JPN
2

11
CHN
1

8
CHN
2

17
MAC
1

Ret
MAC
2

Ret
14th 41
2014 Lada Sport Lukoil Lada Granta 1.6T MAR
1

10
MAR
2

DNS
FRA
1

10
FRA
2

13
HUN
1

DSQ
HUN
2

DSQ
SVK
1

DSQ
SVK
2

C
AUT
1

13
AUT
2

Ret
RUS
1

14
RUS
2

12
BEL
1

17
BEL
2

15
ARG
1

ARG
2

USA
1

USA
2

CHN
1

CHN
2

JPN
1

JPN
2

MAC
1

MAC
2

20th* 2*

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

* Season in progress.

Complete Scandinavian Touring Car Championship results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 DC Points
2011 Polestar Racing Volvo C30 JYL
1

3
JYL
2

8
KNU
1

18
KNU
2

11
MAN
1

5
MAN
2

5
GÖT
1

3
GÖT
2

6
FAL
1

Ret
FAL
2

9
KAR
1
KAR
2
JYL
1
JYL
2
KNU
1
KNU
2
MAN
1
MAN
2
12th 64

Complete V8 Supercar results[edit]

Year Team 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 Final Pos Points
2009 888 Racing ADE
R1
ADE
R2
HAM
R3
HAM
R4
WIN
R5
WIN
R6
SYM
R7
SYM
R8
HDV
R9
HDV
R10
TOW
R11
TOW
R12
SAN
R13
SAN
R14
QLD
R15
QLD
R16
PHI
Q

26
PHI
R17

21
BAT
R18

Ret
SUR
R19
SUR
R20
PHI
R21
PHI
R22
PTH
R23
PTH
R24
SYD
R25
SYD
R26
50th 180

Complete European Touring Car Cup results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 DC Points
2009 Hartmann Honda Racing Honda Accord Euro R BRA
1

3
BRA
2

1
1st 16
2010 Hartmann Honda Racing Honda Accord Euro R BRA
1

1
BRA
2

3
SAL
1

2
SAL
2

2
FRA
1

3
FRA
2

3
1st 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ BTCC 2006 entry list released, TouringCarTimes.
  2. ^ Johnny Herbert to do final three rounds, TouringCarTimes.
  3. ^ Johnny Herbert confirmed for Dynamics, TouringCarTimes.
  4. ^ First Toyota NGTC drawings revealed, Touring—Cars.net.
  5. ^ Thompson joins Airwaves Racing, Touring—Cars.net.
  6. ^ Alfa Romeo leaves WTCC, TouringCarTimes.
  7. ^ Three top drivers to SEAT, TouringCarTimes.
  8. ^ http://www.fiawtcc.com/Read_News.asp?idnews=230 James Thompson joins Lada Sport
  9. ^ Thompson and D'Aste out of Macau, TouringCarTimes.
  10. ^ Thompson makes WTCC comeback, Autosport.com.
  11. ^ Hudson, Neil (15 November 2012). "Aleksei Dudukalo set for Lada switch in 2013". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  12. ^ Tremayne, Sam (23 March 2013). "Monza WTCC: Yvan Muller dominates chaotic qualifying". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "Lada withdraws from the meeting". World Touring Car Championship (Kigema Sport Organisation). 24 March 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  14. ^ http://racemag.dk/2010/04/21/thompson-og-hartmann-gar-hver-til-sit/
  15. ^ http://racemag.dk/2010/07/02/hartmann-og-thompson-atter-sammen/
  16. ^ Allen, Peter (17 October 2010). "Thompson Retains European Crown As Nykjaer Wins Again Thompson". TheCheckeredFlag.co.uk. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
  17. ^ James Thompson and Polestar Racing part ways, TouringCarTimes.
  18. ^ Volvo Polestar Racing signs Gabriele Tarquini, TouringCarTimes.

External links[edit]

Media related to James Thompson (racing driver) at Wikimedia Commons

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nelson Piquet, Jr.
Autosport
National Racing Driver of the Year

2004
Succeeded by
Matt Neal
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jason Plato
British Touring Car Champion
2002
Succeeded by
Yvan Muller
Preceded by
Yvan Muller
British Touring Car Champion
2004
Succeeded by
Matt Neal
Preceded by
Michel Nykjær
European Touring Car Cup Champion
20092010
Succeeded by
Fabrizio Giovanardi