James Kellett, GT4 Pro Champion

About James Kellett

James, 25, moved to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB series for 2023, racing for the Rosland Gold Racing/Century Motorsport team, where he finished P2 in the championship in his first season, winning 5 of the 16 rounds. But for two no fault race knock offs the championship table could have looked even better. The previous season James was GT4 Supercup Pro Champion 2022, which he won comfortably and broke a number of records in the process.

From Karts to Porsche Carrera Cup GB

James’ racing career started in karts when he was 8 years old…

How it Started, to how it’s going…

At just 8 years old James went with his parents to a small karting track once a month. There he learnt the basics of karting and the race craft. He soon won his first championship at 9 years old and became British Champion at 12 years old.

He continued to win various championships and break multiple lap records that he still holds today. He says that at 13 Years old he had the highlight of his karting career, when he won the WKA Manufacturers Cup at the famous Daytona International Speedway in Florida USA.

He made the move into car racing when he was 14 years old. In his first year, he won the Ginetta Junior Rookie Championship and the Winter Series Championship with a record breaking win of over 28 seconds. He then won the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge Championship in both 2015 and 2018. He was also awarded the BRDC Rising Star status in 2015.

James Kellett with GT3 Cup car

Due to insufficient funding for racing, he qualified as an ARDS instructor in 2016 and spent the next two years concentrating on instructing.

In 2020 he had the opportunity to race in a championship called GTCup with an amateur driver, Alex Stevenson, with the Century Motorsport team. Together they won their first race at Silverstone in a car neither of them ever driven before. This was the Ginetta GT5 Supercup. From there they finished 3rd in their first ever season racing GT cars together.

At the end of 2021 he had the incredible opportunity to race as a guest in the last 2 rounds of the main Ginetta GT4 Supercup championship, that was a support series of the British touring cars. Since racing Ginetta Juniors, when he was 15 years old, he wanted to race in the main Ginetta GT4 Supercup. He won 3 out of the 5 races he finished. He turned the heads of the people, by getting 5 fastest laps in the following championship through out the year. What a way to finish the season!

Rosland Gold noticed him… and in 2022 he raced for Rosland Gold Racing by Century Motorsport in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup Pro championship, which he won the championship at a canter (breaking a number of records in the process).

In 2023 James moved to the POrsches – and duly finished P2 in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB series, winning 5 of the 16 races in his first season, helping the Rosland Gold Racing by Century Motorsport team win the Team Championship. James will be staying in the Porsche GT3 cup car with the Rosland Gold Racing by Century Motorsport team for 2024.

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