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JAMES TAYLOR

CHAMPIONSHIP

Ginetta Junior Championship

D.O.B.

20/01/02

AGE

17

LIVES

Wath

SPONSORS

Yesss Electricals / Zamp Helmets

Racing History:

I started indoor karting at the age of 8, before moving into outdoor karting at club level as a Dad and lad, then national level. I won the Ginetta Junior Scholarship and now compete in my second year in Ginetta Juniors.

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What is your career highlight so far?

Winning the Ginetta Junior Scholarship, making the main podium in my first year of Ginetta’s and most recently entering a partnership with Yesss Electricals.


Who are your motorsport heroes and why?

Kimi Raikkonen, his classic “ice man” reputation and mainly his personality and the way he acts, as find I can relate to him a lot.


What are your favourite cars/teams/liveries from motorsport history?

Apart from Ginetta Juniors and Richardson Racing, Fernando Alonso’s F1 Renault R25 2005 livery and Brawn F1.


What is your dream career in motorsport?

To earn a living as a professional GT3 driver and win at Le Mans. 


What are your hobbies outside of motorsport?

I’m a kart race mechanic and driver coach.


Tell us something that people wouldn’t have known about you?

If it wasn’t for the Ginetta Junior Scholarship, I wouldn’t have been racing at all anymore. I started karting with no big team, just out of the back of my Dad’s van with him as my mechanic. I learnt the ropes of driving with no driver coach and my Dad taught me everything I know in terms of mechanics and understanding the workings of the car. Everything we do is on a budget, rather than flashy helmets and materialistic things, we focus our budget on the things that help me drive faster not the unnecessary things, that’s how I’ve been brought up.


Quickfire Quiz:

 

  • Favourite TV Show: Top Gear (the old one)

  • Favourite band/artist: Don’t really have one

  • Favourite movie: Senna 

  • Dream car (on track): Volvo 850 Estate touring car 

  • Dream car (off track): VW Lupo 

  • Sports teams you support: Never been interested in sports apart from racing, but if it was a race team I’ve always supported McLaren

  • Who would you like to play you in a film of your life: Kimi Raikkonen

  • One thing you’d like to learn in life: Aerodynamics

  • Best holiday destination you’ve been to:  Benidorm 

  • Describe yourself in three words: Simple, Focused, Appreciative