James Reilly

Racing driver from Canterbury, UK

Hi, I'm James Reilly

I am a racing driver from Canterbury, Kent – and the youngest driver to complete a 24hr motor race at Silverstone, aged 16.

Since I was 8 years old, I have loved racing. I started corporate karting in the Junior Club at Buckmore Park, then Graduates at Bayford Meadows, and moved to owner/driver karting in Junior Rotax before completing my ARDS for a full race licence in autumn 2021.

For the 2022 season, I went straight into senior-level circuit racing with the C1 Racing Club, the UK’s most popular endurance racing category.

I also drove a BMW E30 in selected rounds of the multi-class BRSCC ClubSport Trophy, BRSCC SuperSport Endurance Cup and the CSCC Future Classics series.

In May 2022, I was the youngest Silverlake C1 Endurance Series 24-hour driver, completing just over 7 hours of driving on the Silverstone GP circuit, which included taking the chequered flag.

In December 2023, I participated in my first international event, the C1 Eurocup 24hrs of Portimao.

My Motorsport UK National licence covers both ARKS and ARDS, and I have full Racing membership of the BRSCC.