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James Kell

Races in:
  • 2019 GT4 SuperCup

Current url param:

  • Team Rob Boston Racing
  • Age 22
  • Home Morpeth

Do you have any hobbies outside of motorsport?

I have been playing guitar since I was 11, I no longer play in a band however I used to a few years ago. I also used to play Tennis to a decent standard. All my hobbies have been consumed by motorsport these last few years.

Do you have any pre-race rituals?

Visor doesn’t go down till the green flag is waved in the assembly area.

What are your motorsport career highlights?

-First race weekend at Brands Hatch Indy (March 2018), I had never driven the track before and just had to try and set a fast lap time in qualifying. -First time to Knockhill, we raced it in reverse and going over the chicane was amazing. -First podium + Fastest Lap at Donington Park (October 2018).

What is your championship goal this season ?

To learn the car and the tracks, and hopefully progress through the field. 2019 will be a learning year for me, having never driven with slicks, paddle shift and aero before.

What makes your driving stand out from the crowd?

I tend to “back it in” like a Mazda – so that can sometimes be unorthodox and spectacular in equal measure!

What's your favorite circuit and why?

Donington Park National, I always seem to enjoy the track when I drive it. The Craner Curves are exiting to drive, plus you have to be gentle on the brake in places which can make it a little challenging.

Where did you race and what were your results last season?

I raced Mazda MK3’s last year – all over the UK – got quite a few tops 10’s and top 5’s, plus a podium at the last race meeting. I was improving all year.