James Westmoreland

British Supersport Rider | CAME BPT YAMAHA

Team Traction Control

James 'WESTY' Westmoreland

A highly popular figure in the paddock ‘Westy’, as he is known to fans, has had a very successful career as he worked his way through the ranks of the British Motorbike Championships. After finishing twice runner up in the competitive British 125GP field he moved into Supersport for 2007, where he claimed the Cup Championship in his debut season. A move into the main supersport class for 2008 saw him spend several seasons running at the front, taking fourteen podiums and four wins with a best Championship standing of second (just behind eventual World Supersport Champion Sam Lowes).

Name: James Westmoreland
Nickname: 'Westy'
Date of Birth: 24 June 1988
Born: Wyton, East Yorkshire UK
Hometown: Hedon, Hull UK
Team: Team Traction Control
Championship: British Supersport
Favourite Circuit: Silverstone, Knockhill and Brands Hatch
First Race: Moto-X - June 1995
First Win: Road racing - 2005 Silverstone, British Championship
Racing Hero: Casey Stoner
Hobbies: Gym, Cycling, Moto-X and Radio Control Car Racing


All photos copyright of Bonnie Lane, please do not use without permission.

Westy with Crew Chief - Round 1

Westy at Donington Park - Round 1 - Copyright Bonnie Lane

Westy at Silverstone - Round 1

Westy at Donington Park - Round 1 - Copyright Bonnie Lane

Westy at Brands Hatch - Round 2

Westy at Brands Hatch - Round 2 - Copyright Bonnie Lane

Westy with Monster Energy Girls

Westy at Brands Hatch - Round 2 - Copyright Bonnie Lane

Westy at Oulton Park Test

Westy at Oulton Park - Round 3 - Copyright Bonnie Lane

Westy relaxing at Silverstone - Round 1

Westy logo on back of JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10R - Copyright Bonnie Lane

Westy at Oulton Park Test

Ready to go with Technician Darren Jones - Copyright Bonnie Lane

Westy at Oulton Park Test

Westy at Snetterton - Round 4 - Copyright Bonnie Lane

What I'm Doing

I love what I do. I take great pride in what I do. And I can't do something halfway, three-quarters, nine-tenths. If I'm going to do something, I go all the way.

Round 1 - Silverstone

Date: 08/09/10 April 2016
Races: 2
Length: 3.6673m (5.901km)
Lap (Supersport): 2:08.571

Round 2 - Oulton Park

Date: 30/01/02 May 2016
Races: 2
Length: 2.9620m (4.332km)
Lap (Supersport): 1:37.360

Round 3 - Brands Hatch Indy

Date: 20/21/22 May 2016
Races: 2
Length: 1.2079m (1.944km)
Lap (Supersport): 46.176

Round 4 - Knockhill

Date: 24/25/26 June 2016
Races: 2
Length: 1.2713m (2.04595km)
Lap (Supersport): 49.525

Round 5 - Snetterton

Date: 08/09/10 July 2016
Races: 2
Length: 2.99m (4.811km)
Lap (Supersport): 1:50.689

Round 6 - Thruxton

Date: 22/23/24 July 2016
Races: 2
Length: 2.3560m (3.79161km)
Lap (Supersport): 1:16.247

Round 7 - Brands Hatch GP

Date: 05/06/07 August 2016
Races: 2
Length: 2.4333m (3.916km)
Lap (Supersport): 1:27.675

Round 8 - Cadwell Park

Date: 27/28/29 August 2016
Races: 2
Length: 2.1800m (3.508km)
Lap (Supersport): 1:28.746

Round 9 - Oulton Park

Date: 09/10/11 September 2016
Races: 3
Length: 2.6920m (4.332km)
Lap(Supersport): 1:37.360

Round 10 - Donington Park

Date: 16/17/18 September 2016
Races: 2
Length: 2.4873m (4.0029km)
Lap (Supersport): 1:31.454

Round 11 - TT Circuit Assen

Date: 30/01/02 October 2016
Races: 2
Length: 2.822m (4.542km)
Lap (Supersport): 1:39.159

Round 12 - Brands Hatch GP

Date: 14/15/16 October 2016
Races: 3
Length: 2.4333m (3.916km)
Lap (Supersport): 1:27.675

My Career

British Superbike Championship

2015: 19th - JG Speedfit Kawasaki

2014: 13th - Buildbase BMW

2013: 5th - Buildbase BMW

2012: 7th - Team WFR Honda

2011: 14th - Motorpoint Yamaha

British Supersport Championship

2016: Came BPT Yamaha

2010: 2nd - Came Yamaha

2009: 3rd - JW Racing Triumph

2008: 4th - Centurion Honda

2007: 7th - Centurion Honda

British Supersport Cup Championship

2007: CHAMPION - Centurion Honda

World Supersport Championship

2010: 11th - British Round (Silverstone)

2009: 11th - British Round (Donington Park)

British 125GP Championship

2006: 2nd - KRP Honda

2005: 2nd - KRP Honda

2004: 28th - Team Nvidia Honda

Junior Championships

2005: CHAMPION - ACU Academy Championship

2003: MRO 125cc Championship

2002: 5th - Aprilia Superteen Championship

Other Achievements

2005: Spanish 125cc Championship

2001 - Road Racing

1995-2000: Schoolboy Motor-cross










My Team

James on 2016 season "I am really excited to be joining Team Traction Control this season. Before the end of 2015 season I decided that I wanted to be back in the Supersport Championship, and with the rules how they are, I wanted to be back onboard a Yamaha again. That is where I feel like my heart is and so this is fantastic for me as it is a very similar situation to when I last raced in the championship with Raceways Yamaha and we had a lot of success.

“This does feel like I am coming home and I have come close to winning the title before, but I knew the move had to be right and with PJ (Pete Jennings) and Keith Brown working with me in the garage I feel we have an unbelievably strong technical team. I have never been so excited to get testing and start the season and I really believe we will be ready to fight for the championship in 2016."

Team Owner
Keith Flint

Team Manager
Grant Bunting

Crew Chief
Peter Jennings

Keith Brown

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James Westmoreland