Growing up in Co. Kildare close to Mondello Park, and with a strong family connection to motor racing, I have had a passion for circuit racing all my life.

From an early age, Motorsport Ireland has been integral to my development and I would not have succeeded in becoming a professional race driver without their support.

I have learned huge amounts from the organisation, particularly through my involvement in the Team Ireland Foundation, a national group they set up alongside Irish-American entrepreneur John Campion to identify, support and coach young drivers to succeed in international motorsport.

The highlight of my career came in 2019 when I was voted the Motorsport Ireland Young Race Driver of the Year and was awarded the prestigious Sexton Trophy. Since then, my career has really taken off and I am delighted to be living my dream as a professional race driver with CJJ Motorsports in the US.

I would encourage any aspiring race driver to get in touch with Motorsport Ireland, who can provide all the advice and support you need to get started. 

James Roe. Jr
Professional Race Driver, Cjj Motorsports