James Moffat (racing driver)

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James Moffat
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James Moffat in Adelaide, 2011
Nationality Australian
V8 Supercar Record
Car number 34
Current team Garry Rogers Motorsport
Series championships 0
Races 170
Race wins 1
Podium finishes 2
Pole positions 1
2015 Championship position 18th (1643 pts)

James Moffat (born 18 June 1984 in Melbourne, Victoria[1]) is an Australian racing driver who currently competes for Garry Rogers Motorsport in the #34 Volvo S60 in the 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. With the same team Moffat progressed to the Carrera Cup where he again ran at the front of the field, competing 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 the signing of Moffat to pilot the number 18 car vacated by the HRT-bound James Courtney.[3] It was the first time in 22 years that the Moffat name has competed in the top level of Australian Touring Car racing.

Moffat remained with DJR for the following year before joining Kelly Racing as the team transitioned to Nissan Motorsport racing Nissan Altimas. Moffat quickly established himself within the new team, coming home first ahead of team-mate Michael Caruso at Winton.[4]

His second placing with co-driver Taz Douglas at the 2014 Bathurst 1000 is his best finish to date at Mount Panorama - a remarkable achievement considering his Altima made contact with the tyre wall at the top of Mountain Straight on two occasions throughout the race.

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
2014 International V8 Supercars Championship 16th Nissan Altima Nissan Motorsport
2015 International V8 Supercars Championship 18th Nissan Altima Nissan Motorsport

Bathurst 1000 results[edit]

Year Number Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
2010 6 Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon Steven Richards 11th 161
2011 18 Dick Johnson Racing Ford FG Falcon Matt Halliday 25th 146
2012 17 Dick Johnson Racing Ford FG Falcon Alex Davison 10th 161
2013 360 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima Taz Douglas 18th 161
2014 360 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima Taz Douglas 2nd 161
2015 99 Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima Taz Douglas 10th 161


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