Marcos Ambrose was born into a racing family in Launceston, Tasmania and began kart racing at the age of ten. He graduated from winning Tasmania junior karting titles to becoming the Australian karting champion, and is wasn't long before he moved on to race car driving. His career has spanned Australian, British, French and European competitions and Australian motorsport journalists rated Marcos Ambrose as the best ever V8 Supercar driver as part of V8X magazine’s 10-year celebrations. In 2006, Marcos shifted his career focus to America, and became one of the few Australians to compete in the NASCAR series, a career direction he pursues today.
“In many ways I am still a trainee in my career, constantly learning new things and new ways to improve my skills on the NASCAR circuit. My role models have also played an important part in inspiring me to stay focussed, not only in my career, but in life too,” said Marcos Ambrose.
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James Courtney was born in Sydney, New South Wales in 1980 and found early success in the world of kart racing, becoming World Junior Karting Champion in 1995. Courtney's career progressed to race car driving and he went on to compete in British, European and Japanese Championships, winning a slew of titles. In 2005, James was offered to opportunity to compete in endurance races as part of the a V8 Supercars Series and his career took on a new focus. He collected his first V8 race win in 2008 and has built on this year by year, with 2010 being his most successful year to date.
“It is possible to follow your dreams, but you can only expect to get out what you put in. A big part of this is learning and growing in times of challenge and never losing sight of your dream. In the end, all the effort you have put in will make you all the more better at what you do,” said James Courtney.
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