James Courtney

James Courtney

Car Number 25
D.O.B 29/6/80
Birthplace Penrith, NSW
Lives Gold Coast, QLD
Status Married - Carys
Height 181cm
Weight 71kg
Children Two – Zara and Cadel
Hobbies Family and cycling
Personal Vehicle HSV Gen-F GTS
Favourite Circuit Bathurst
James Courtney

PICTURED: James Courtney at Phillip Island 500 in 2017.

James Courtney

PICTURED: James Courtney at Sandown 500 in 2017.

James Courtney

PICTURED: James Courtney at Bathurst 1000 in 2017.

James Courtney

PICTURED: James Courtney with Mat Nilsson (L) at Sydney SuperSprint in 2017.

James Courtney

PICTURED: James Courtney at Gold Coast 600 in 2017.

James Courtney

PICTURED: James Courtney at Tasmania SuperSprint in 2017.

James Courtney

PICTURED: James Courtney at Clipsal 500 in 2017.

James Courtney

PICTURED: James Courtney at Aucklnd SuperSprint in 2017.

James Courtney

PICTURED: James Courtney at Gold Coast 600 in 2017.

Unfortunately, his F1 career was short lived when a rear wing failure caused him to crash at high speed in Monza, in 2002. It was a crash that almost ended not only his career, but his life.

It was a long recovery, but Courtney was soon back in a race car, this time in the Japanese F3 Championship, which he won in his debut year in 2003. He then spent the next two years racing in the Japanese GT Series.

Longing to return to Australian shores, Courtney signed as a co-driver with the Holden Racing Team for the 2005 Supercars endurance season alongside Jim Richards.

The following year he scored a full-time drive with Stone Brothers Racing and he quickly proved his ability in a touring car by finishing on the podium at the Bathurst 1000 and winning the 2006 Mike Kable Rookie of the Year award.

James Courtney

PICTURED: James Courtney at Bathurst 1000 in 2017.

James Courtney

PICTURED: James Courtney at Clipsal 500 in 2017.

James Courtney

PICTURED: James Courtney at Clipsal 500 in 2017.