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7James Colburn

“I’m very excited to be back full time in 2017 after getting a taste for it again towards the end of last year. The aim for me has to be going for the title..."

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Age 25
Nationality British
Lives Worthing, West Sussex
Occupation Control Room Manager (vehicle breakdowns)
Sponsors Terraclean, PP Motorsport, GardX, Vantage Motor Group
Team Westbourne Motorsport

Biography

  • James is often seen racing a variety of historic cars outside of his UK Clio Cup duties, famously in Austin A30s/A35s (he's a regular front-runner at the annual Goodwood Revival and Members meetings) and a 1959 Lenham GT sportscar which he says "is the most fun I've ever had in a car".
  • His historics are all prepared by the family Westbourne company which also fettles a racing-spec 1960s Morris Minor in police livery (no.999) for famous musician Chris Rea!
  • Indeed James is from a motor sporting family – his father Richard was previously a front-runner in Mini Miglia racing and his 17-year-old brother Ben is an emerging name in historic racing and the BARC's club-level Michelin Clio Cup Series...
  • James also manages the Westbourne 'control room' - the company owns the biggest fleet of breakdown recovery vehicles across the South-East of England.

Westbourne Motorsport Teammates

Career Highlights

2017
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2016
Renault UK Clio Cup
Back in UK Clio Cup! Joined PP Motorsport-entered team (in partnership with family's Westbourne Motorsport squad) for final two events of 2016 before contesting full season in 2017. P6 overall with 1 race win (Oulton Park) and 2 more podium results.
2016
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2015
Concentrated in 2016 on the HRDC Academy in an Austin A30 prepared by his family-run team Westbourne Motorsport. He also had 2 poles, 2 wins and set a new lap record in a one-off outing in Anglesey's rounds of the BARC Clio Series (again with Westbourne). In 2015 used a latest-spec UK Clio Cup car to finish P2 outright in both a Britcar round at Snetterton (against much more powerful GT and sportscar machinery) and in a CNC Heads Sports & Saloons race at Mallory Park.
2015
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2009
Renault UK Clio Cup
Started with Stancombe Vehicle Engineering team before running (2010 onwards) under own Westbourne banner. Joint runner-up with Aron Taylor-Smith (behind Champion Paul Rivett) in 2011 having led points table going into the very last race of the season. Also P4 in both 2010 and 2013; P5 in 2014. One-off outing in 2015 (Thruxton) with Team BKR with a best result of 5th.
2008
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2007
Sax Max
CHAMPION in '08 under family-run Westbourne banner.
2006
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1999
Karts
Mini Max then Junior Max categories. A top 10 name at national level. Also achieved numerous wins, fastest laps, lap records etc at club level (Buckmore, Clay Pigeon).
Next Race > Silverstone National

September 15/16

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Renault UK Clio Cup
  • Current Position

    9th
  • Points

    141