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James Thompson

James Thompson

Date of Birth: 26 / 4 / 1974

Nationality: British

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Career Rundown

  • 2011: BTCC - Airwaves Racing (Independent entry). Ford Focus (S2000 + NGTC engine). No.6.
  • 2010: BTCC - TOCA NGTC (Independent entry). Toyota Avensis NGTC.
    Official test driver for NGTC development car. Ran in free practice and qualifying at final meeting at Brands Hatch
  • 2009: BTCC - Team Dynamics (Independent entry). Honda Civic. No.35.
    Joined championship at second round at Thruxton.
  • 2008: 15th, WTCC. N Technology Alfa Romeo. 9th, Danish Touring Car Championship.
  • 2007: 3rd, WTCC. N Technology Alfa Romeo.
  • 2006: BTCC - Pos: 6. SEAT Sport UK (Works entry). SEAT Leon. No.14. 162 points.
    Five of ten rounds, shared with Darren Turner. Also, 8th, WTCC, SEAT Sport UK.
  • 2005: 8th - FIA World Touring Car Championship with Alfa Romeo, with one win (at Monza ) and two 2nd places.
  • 2004: BTCC - BTCC Champion. VX Racing (Works entry). Vauxhall Astra Coupe. No.2. 274 points.
    Also Selected European Touring Car Championship rounds with Alfa Romeo - finished 9th in the series with one race win at Donington Park.
  • 2003: BTCC - Pos: 2. VX Racing (Works entry). Vauxhall Astra Coupe. No.1. 199 points. Class: Touring.
    Also selected rounds of the European Touring Car Championship with Alfa Romeo (finished 12th in the series with one race win at Monza) and rounds of the British Rally Championship.
  • 2002: BTCC - BTCC Champion. Vauxhall Motorsport (Works entry). Vauxhall Astra Coupe. No.3. 183 points. Class: Touring.
    Also contested the Rally of Great Britain in a privately-entered Mitsubishi, finishing 19th overall and 2nd in class.
  • 2001: BTCC - Pos: 3. Egg Sport (Works entry). Vauxhall Astra Coupe. No.9. 276 points. Class: Touring.
    Selected European Touring Car Championship rounds with Honda, with two 2nd place finishes.
  • 2000: BTCC - Pos: 9. Team Honda Sport (Works entry). Honda Accord. 129 points.
    Also selected DTM races with Audi.
  • 1999: BTCC - Pos: 4. Team Honda Sport (Works entry). Honda Accord. No.3. 174 points.
  • 1998: BTCC - Pos: 3. Team Honda Sport (Works entry). Honda Accord. No.5. 203 points. 4 wins. 2 pole positions.
  • 1997: BTCC - Pos: 5. Team Honda Sport (Works entry). Honda Accord. No.10. 132 points. 1 wins. 1 pole positions.
  • 1996: BTCC - Pos: 10. Vauxhall Sport (Works entry). Vauxhall Vectra. No.7. 26 races. 83 points. 1 wins.
  • 1995: BTCC - Pos: 7. Vauxhall Sport (Works entry). Vauxhall Cavalier. No.14. 15 races. 124 points. 1 wins. 2 pole positions. 1 fastest laps.
    A violent crash during testing at Knickhill cut his season short.
  • 1994: BTCC - Pos: 23. James Thompson (Independent entry). Peugeot 405 Mi16. No.19. 18 races. 1 points. 158 indy pts. Indy pos: 4.
  • 1993: National Saloon Car Cup. Honda Scholarship Civic V-Tec. 9 pole positions. 7 wins. 8 fastest laps.
  • 1992: 4th, Formula Vauxhall Junior.
  • 1991: Formula Vauxhall Junior.
  • 1990: Pre-1991: James had rally tuition from Malcolm Wilson and a brief karting career.
Last updated: 2011-10-12 04:53:50

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