James Westmoreland

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James Westmoreland
Nationality English
Born (1988-06-24) 24 June 1988 (age 26)
Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Current team JG Speedfit Kawasaki
Bike number 27

James Westmoreland, also known as Westy, (born 24 June 1988), from Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, is an English motorcycle rider, who has competed at British 125cc and the British Supersport Championship. Westmoreland last competed in the British Superbike Championship with Team WFR in 2012 and achieved the riders cup for that season, finishing 7th in the Championship and narrowly missing out on the Showdown. He currently rides a Kawasaki ZX-10R for the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

James began racing motocross in 1995, and switched to circuit racing in 2001. He was runner-up in the British 125cc championship in both 2005 and 2006.

British Supersport Championship 2007-10[edit]

In 2007 Westmoreland moved up to the British Supersport Championship with the Centurion Racing team. Entered in the Cup class for private teams, he came 9th overall in the standings with a best of 4th at Thruxton, winning the privateers' cup that year.[1] In 2008 he finished 4th overall, with second places at Knockhill and Croft. In 2009 James set up his own JW Racing team just 2 weeks before the season, to campaign Glen Richards' 2008 championship winning Triumph Daytona 675.[2] He started the season slowly with midpoint finishes, but he came into form at Snetterton, grabbing a 3rd place; results continued to improve with a 2nd at Knockhill, and his first supersport win came at Brands Hatch GP.[3] A second win at Silverstone sealed third place in the championship.

British Superbike Championship 2011[edit]

For the 2011 season Westmoreland moved up to the British Superbike Championship with the Motorpoint Yamaha team, this will be Westmoreland's first season riding a full superbike.[4] However Westmoreland failed to produce the results that were expected and after 8 rounds he was released from his contract, to be replaced by Tommy Bridewell for the remainder of the season.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Stats correct as of 14 September 2013

All time[edit]

Series Years Active Races Poles Podiums Wins 2nd place 3rd place Fast Laps Titles
British Supersport 2007–2010 49 6 18 4 10 4 7 0
British Superbikes 2011- 57 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
BSB Evo Class (E) 2011 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
Total 1081 8 18 4 10 4 9 0
1.^ – Total includes all British Superbike Championship rides, riding in the Evolution class doesn't count as a separate ride.

By championship[edit]

British Supersport Championship[edit]

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Pts Ref
2007 Honda BHGP
10
THR
4
SIL
13
OUL
18
SNE
8
MON
8
KNO
16
OUL
7
MAL
12
CRO
8
CAD
13
DON
7
BHI
9
9th 69 [6]
2008 Honda THR
15
OUL
11
BHGP
4
DON
10
SNE
3
MAL
6
OUL
6
KNO
2
CAD
5
CRO
2
SIL
5
BHI
4
4th 136 [7]
2009 Triumph BHI
8
OUL
9
DON
8
THR
4
SNE
3
KNO
2
MAL
Ret
BHGP
1
CAD
3
CRO
4
SIL
1
OUL
2
2nd 137 [7]
2010 Yamaha BHI
2
THR
1
OUL
Ret
CAD
2
MAL
3
KNO
6
SNE
Ret
BHGP
1
CAD
2
CRO
2
SIL
2
OUL
2
2nd 196 [8]

World Supersport Championship[edit]

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos Pts Ref
2009 Triumph AUS
QAT
SPA
NED
ITA
RSA
USA
SMR
GBR
11
CZE
GER
ITA
FRA
POR
27th 5 [9]

British Superbike Championship[edit]

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Pts Ref
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3
2011 BSB Yamaha BHI
Ret
BHI
Ret
OUL
14
OUL
13
CRO
12
CRO
12
THR
26
THR
12
KNO
7
KNO
5
SNE
14
SNE
DNS
OUL
8
OUL
C
BHGP
6
BHGP
25
BHGP
14
CAD
CAD
CAD
14th 72 [10]
Honda DON
11
DON
12
SIL
12
SIL
Ret
BHGP
14
BHGP
8
BHGP
10
E DON
11
DON
12
SIL SIL BHGP BHGP BHGP 15th 88
2012 BSB Honda BHI
8
BHI
C
THR
9
THR
9
OUL
10
OUL
14
OUL
16
SNE
12
SNE
9
KNO
11
KNO
5
OUL
5
OUL
11
OUL
9
BHGP
Ret
BHGP
10
CAD
8
CAD
6
DON
5
DON
6
ASS
8
ASS
8
SIL
5
SIL
9
BHGP
4
BHGP
Ret
BHGP
6
7th 182 [11]
2013 BSB BMW BHI
Ret
BHI
4
THR
9
THR
4
OUL
7
OUL
Ret
KNO
6
KNO
6
SNE
6
SNE
5
BHGP
4
BHGP
6
OUL
22
OUL
9
OUL
6
CAD
10
CAD
9
DON
5
DON
4
ASS
ASS
SIL
SIL
BHGP
BHGP
BHGP
6th* 500* [12]
  • * Season in progress

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