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  • ​Name: James Runacres

  • Born: 17.06.1994

  • Home: Epsom, London

  • Currently Based: Bangkok, Thailand

  • Nationality: British

  • Started go karting: 2012

  • 2012 - 2013: Rental Kart Endurance Races 

  • 2014: Rotax Max Challenge Thailand 3rd 

  • 2014: Thailand Kart Championship 3rd 

  • 2014: Thailand Kart Prix ( X30 ) 2nd 

  • 2014/Dec: Formula Renault 2.0 test 

  • 2015: Asian Formula Renault Series           -Class B - Vice Champion

  • 2016: Asian Formula Renault Series           - Class A

  • 2017: Thailand Super Series                       - Super car Class GTC

Driver Profile

  • Fastest Lap in Race 1,2 & 5
  • P2 in Rounds 1&6 
  • P3 in Round 4 at the Bangsean Street circuit

2017 Highlights

About James


James began his racing interests as a child in Motorcross in Great Britain. However, due to educational and family commitments, he relocated to Thailand, where he quickly returned to motorsport but this time in karting and rapidly excelled.


Having achieved excellent results in major Go-Kart events, he attained 2nd place in the Thailand Kart Prix Championship, having only entered two races, and finished 3rd overall in the National Thailand Kart Championship in 2014, and 3rd again in the 2014 Rotax Max Challenge.


Due to his achievements in 2014, James has been put forward to race in the Asian Formula Renault Series. He has already demonstrated that he is a driver to reckon with and respect.  Well aware of the major challenge which awaits him during his rookie campaign, he is determined to learn as much as possible as he strives to climb the order during the season.

Speaking about the season ahead, James said: "I am very excited to step up to single seaters and I want to thank my father and my team for their full support. I have complete confidence that the team and I can work well together and get some good results."


"We’re delighted to have him in the team and look forward to helping him reach his goals next season", said Team Manager Philippe Descombes, "AFR Series is an excellent and affordable platform for developing young drivers looking to progress on the career ladder of single-seater motor racing. The competition will be fierce and this is going to be a learning season for James but we are looking for strong results throughout the season."

Asia Racing Team ran James Runacres in the 2015 Asian Formula Renault Series in Class B.

21 year-old James from Great Britain managed to finish the championship in 2nd place overall.

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