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IP2K Roe (2)

James Roe (R)

#3 Turn 3 Motorsport

 

Birthdate: October 11,1998
Hometown: Dublin, Ireland
Residence: Indianapolis, Indianapolis
Website: jamesroejr.com
Twitter: @jamesroe10
Facebook: James Roe Junior
Instagram: @james_roe9

 

Sponsors:

 

Topcon Positioning Group


Nationality: Irish

Languages spoken: English

Height/weight: 5’11” / 170 lbs.

Education: High school graduate

Hobbies: Watersports, charity work and spending time understanding the business of motorsport

Favorite sports to watch: Ireland's national rugby team, boxing and NFL - Green Bay Packers

Favorite sports to play: Watersports and skiing

Interesting note about me: I am the youngest person to race an open-wheel car in Ireland

Favorite food: Steak

Guilty food pleasure: Bacon and cheese burger or thin-crust pizza

Best meal I can cook by myself: Spaghetti Bolognese

Racing goal: Compete in the Indy 500

Racing hero: Scott Dixon - a six-time champ and still going strong

Career results:

2020

  • Finished seventh in the Formula Regional Americas Championship powered by Honda with five top-five finishes and 15 top-10s
  • Named Motorsport/Sport Ireland International Driver of the Year

2019

  • Finished fifth in the F3 Americas Championship powered by Honda with one win (during the NASCAR weekend at Road America) and a total of eight top-fives
  • Helped Global Racing Group win the Team Championship
  • Named Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year 

2018

  • Finished second in the FRP F2000 Championship Series with three wins and seven podium finishes at six different tracks
  • Won Rookie of the Year honors
  • Broke the 10-year-old lap record at Summit Point Motorsports Park (WV)
  • Made his Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship debut at Indianapolis, finishing fifth (and top rookie) in second race
  • Mazda Ireland brand ambassador
  • Earned a "wildcard" invitation to the Mazda Road to Indy Shootout

2017

  • Finished fifth in the BRSCC Britcover National Formula Ford Championship in the UK, scoring multiple wins, podiums, fastest laps and front row starts
  • Claimed new lap record at Knockhill, Scotland
  • Finished second in the Northern Ireland Formula Ford Championship
  • Won the Martin Donnelly Pole Position Trophy
  • Named Skoda Ireland Sports Star of the Month in August

2016

  • Ginetta Junior Ireland Rookie of the Year
  • Won the Allied Irish Finance Trophy at Mondello Park
  • Competed in the BRSCC Avon Tyres Formula Ford 1600 Championship in the UK, claiming a pair of top-five finishes as a Firman FF1600 "factory" driver
  • Became the first Irish driver to compete in an FIA F4 race, securing a podium finish on debut in the Formula 4 UAE Championship at the Dubai Autodrome
  • Team Ireland member

2015

  • Finished second in the Ginetta Junior Ireland Championship with four wins, four pole positions and one lap record
  • Competed in one RT2000 Super Car race weekend at Anglesey with two wins, two poles and lapping the entire field in wet conditions
  • Selected for the inaugural “Irish Motor Racing Academy” Team Ireland

2014

  • Allied Irish Finance Trophy winner at Mondello Park
  • Ginetta Junior Ireland Rookie of the Year
  • Won a prize drive in Formula Sheane at the end-of-season meeting for performances during the year
  • Became the youngest person ever to race an open-wheel race car in Ireland at 16 years and one day
  • Competed in three Junior Rallycross events with a win, a second and a third-place finish