James Wharton is vice-champion of the 2023 Euro 4 Championship

James Wharton ends the season as vice-champion in the Euro 4 Championship with 169 points and a total of two wins and five podiums.


BARCELONA, SPAIN - James Wharton secured the second-place position overall in the Euro 4 Championship, contending for the title in the final race with teammate Ugo Ugochukwu. The Spanish weekend was marked by intense competition and excitement for the young James Wharton, along with a victory in Race 2.

Race 1 began on a positive note for James Wharton. Starting from the second position, he entered Turn 1 alongside teammate Arvid Lindblad. This forced James to go beyond the track limits and take the escape route, but he managed to re-enter in first position. From that point onwards, it was smooth sailing for James as he kept the lead throughout, setting the pace against his pursuer, Akshay Bohra, and crossing the finish line in first place. The incident that occurred in Turn 1 at the start of the race resulted in a 5-second post-race penalty, demoting the Australian to third.

In Race 2, the scenario remained unchanged. James, starting from the second position, advanced to first place and dominated the penultimate race of the Euro 4 Championship in Barcelona, securing the victory and taking the lead in the championship standings on 145 points. A flawless, almost flag-to-flag, performance to the top step of the podium.

In Race 3, the final round of the 2023 Euro4 Championship, James finished the race in fifth position, matching his qualifying result. This result allowed James to conclude the season as runner-up with a total of 169 points. While it may not have been the result he had hoped for, it was a positive conclusion to the weekend, filled with excitement and the possibility of contending for the driver's title. Now, all eyes turn to the next season, which promises to bring new challenges and opportunities for the Australian.