Fiona James, Racing Driver.
In 2007, Fiona entered her first year of racing by competing and then winning the group category in the BritSports Championship. Quickly progressing up the ranks with many podium finishes, Fiona moved up to race GT cars, initially in a Ginetta G50 GT4, then progressing into a Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 and most recently into Prototypes in the shape of a Praga R1. Fiona has also achieved success in endurance races both in the Lamborghini (together with team mate Simon Atkinson in the Barcelona 24-Hour) and also in the inaugural Maxi 32h in 2015, where Intersport achieved second overall and second in class with their BMW M3.
Since starting her racing career, Fiona noticed a huge gap in the market when she was left hot and frustrated before the race even began. It became apparent to Fiona that no base layer in the market were providing a solution to resolve heat temperatures in the cockpit. A new advanced technology base layer that actively regulates a drivers body temperature and reduces perspiration by up to 33%; Walero was born. Owner and founder of Walero, Fiona applied a NASA developed technology, Outlast, into the base layers to actively stabilise the core body temperature.
2018 sees Fiona taking a big step up to compete in the very competitive European GT4 series which takes place at many iconic circuits such as Spa, Brands Hatch and Le Mans. Alongside Matt Nicoll-Jones, an experienced Pro and owner of Academy Motorsport, the pair will be competing in an Aston Martin Vantage.The first outing in Belgium, whilst marred by problems out of their control, showed that both drivers have the pace for a championship win.