Young Australians who want to make it big in international racing have to leave Australian shores as a young driver and that is exactly what James Allen has done. The Western Australia native has left Australia and is pursuing a career in France and we were able to catch up with him.
James has followed the path that F1 winner and fellow West Aussie Daniel Ricciardo had followed when he left Australia after just a few Formula Ford races.
For James, he had success in karting, taking a national title, This saw him take on the Formula BMW Cup, taking a podium in Germany. This has led to his Formula Renault chance with Arta Engineering.
2014 saw him debut in the Championship and James has dedicated himself to learning the car and gaining in competitiveness in the Championship scoring his first points earlier this year.
In this interview we discuss his path to Formula Renault, his season and his future aspirations. We find out how a young driver takes on the challenge of the tight Pau track and the challenges of an Australian racing in France.
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By Sam Tickell, October 2014
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