James Davison was born in Melbourne, Australia and moved to the United States when he was 18 years of age. His career highlights include a runner–up finish in the 2007 Pro Mazda and 2009 Indy Lights Championships respectively. In 2013 he made an impressive IndyCar debut for Dale Coyne Racing at Mid Ohio and in 2014 finished 16th in his debut Indianapolis 500 driving for Always Evolving KV Racing Technology. James returned to TRG–Aston Martin Racing in 2015 after scoring four consecutive GT Daytona Pole Positions at the conclusion of the 2014 season. A record 5th Pole Position was scored at the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. James’ grandfather, Lex Davison, was a four–time winner of the Australian Grand Prix, competing against racing greats Bruce McLaren, Jim Clarke and Graham Hill. Step–grandfather, Tony Gaze, was a WWII Spit Fighter ace and later went on to become the founder of motor racing at Goodwood and Australia’s first Formula 1 driver. Father, Jon Davison, drove in nine Australian Grand Prix, finished runner up in the 1980 Gold Star Australian Driver’s Championship and became the Promotor of Sandown Int. Raceway from 1991 – 2007. James’ cousins, Alex and Will Davison, are V8 Supercar drivers with Will winning the Bathurst 1000 in 2009.
2016: Started 18 GT races recording eight top–5s and 11 top–10s. Finished 7th in the driver’s championship.
Previously: 2014: Tudor United Sportscar Championship – GT Daytona (Pro/Am) – TRG Aston Martin Racing; four pole positions (Road America, VIR, COTA, Road Atlanta); Verizon Indycar Series – Always Evolving KV Racing Technology, 16th at Indianapolis 500. 2013: Verizon IndyCar Series – Dale Coyne Racing. 15th at Mid Ohio (debut IndyCar race). 18th at Sonoma (contact with three laps to go whilst running 10th). Grand– Am Continental Tire Series – TRG Aston Martin Racing. 4th at Lime Rock. 2012: Porsche Carrera Cup Australia debut – McElrae Racing. 4th at Australian Grand Prix (fastest lap in Race 3). 2011: V8 Supercar test with Ford Performance Racing; IndyCar test with Andretti Autosport; Grand Am Rolex Sportscar Series – Michael Shank Racing. Led Laguna Seca race prior to retiring after tire blow out. 2010: Grand Am Rolex Sportscar Series debut – Starworks Motorsport. 3rd driver at the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen (P2 in final practice and ran in 3rd whilst behind the wheel). 2009: Indy Lights Championship – Vision Racing. 2nd in Championship. 2007: Pro Mazda Championship – Velocity Motorsports. 2nd in Championship. 2005: Formula BMW USA Championship – HBR Motorsport. Won at the United States Formula 1 Grand Prix at Indianapolis. In 2015, started 20 races in GT, recording two wins and finishing fourth overall in the GT Driver’s Championship.