Josh Files
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Josh Files

Josh Files
Josh Files Honda Civic TCR.jpg
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Born (1991-01-09) 9 January 1991 (age 31)
Norwich, Norfolk, UK
TCR International Series career
Debut season2015
Current teamM1RA
Car number95
Former teamsCampos Racing, Target Competition
Starts6
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish23rd in 2017
Previous series
2017
2015-16
2014
2013-14
2011-13
2009-10
TCR Middle East Series
Clio Cup Italia
Porsche Carrera Cup GB
Eurocup Clio
Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom
Thoroughbred Sports Cars
Championship titles
2019
2017
2016-17
2013
2013
2010
TCR Europe
TCR Middle East Series
TCR Germany
Eurocup Clio
Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom
Thoroughbred Sports Cars

Joshua Luke Files[1] (born 9 January 1991) is a British racing driver currently competing in the TCR International Series. Having previously competed in the Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom and Eurocup Clio amongst others. Files won both championships in 2013.

Racing career

Files' car in 2018

Files began his career in 2009 in the Thoroughbred Sports Cars series, he raced there until 2010, winning the championship that year. He switched to the Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom for 2011, finishing 7th in the championship standings in his rookie season.[2] He took 4 pole positions in 2012, finishing 6th in the standings.[3] In 2013 he took 5 pole positions and 2 victories on his way to winning the championship.[4] He also raced in the Eurocup Clio series in 2013, also winning the championship that year, with 4 pole positions and 4 wins. He continued in the Eurocup Clio series in 2014. He also raced a guest entry in the 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain season that year. In 2015 he raced in the Clio Cup Italia series, finishing 3rd in the standings.[5]

In November 2015 it was announced that he would race in the TCR International Series, driving an Opel Astra OPC for Campos Racing.[6][7]

The Brit joined Target Competition to race at the 2016 ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship. He scored six wins in 14 races and claimed the title. During the off-season, he claimed the 2017 TCR Middle East Series, winning all races he entered.

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2009 Thoroughbred Sports Cars - Class C 3 0 0 0 1 0 NC+
2010 Thoroughbred Sports Cars - Class C 8 4 7 6 5 49 1st
2011 Renault Clio Cup UK Team Pyro 16 0 0 1 2 207 7th
2012 Renault Clio Cup UK Team Pyro 16 0 4 2 4 268 6th
2013 Renault Clio Cup UK Team Pyro 16 2 5 9 10 382 1st
Renault Clio Eurocup 12 4 4 1 9 198 1st
2014 Renault Clio Eurocup Team Pyro 4 0 2 1 1 32 8th
Porsche Carrera Cup GB In2 Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC+
2015 Renault Clio Cup Italy Rangoni Corse 13 4 0 4 7 178 3rd
TCR International Series Campos Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2016 TCR Germany Touring Car Championship Target Competition 14 6 4 2 8 222 1st
TCR International Series 2 0 0 0 0 4.5 24th
TCR Trophy Europe 2 1 0 0 2 25 4th
Renault Clio Cup Italy Rangoni Corse 5 1 0 0 4 73 7th
2017 TCR Germany Touring Car Championship Target Competition 14 6 0 2 9 411 1st
TCR Trophy Europe 2 1 0 0 1 43 3rd
TCR Middle East Series Lap57 Motorsports 4 4 2 3 4 110 1st
TCR International Series M1RA 2 0 0 0 1 23 23rd
2018 TCR Europe Touring Car Series Hell Energy Racing with KCMG 14 1 1 0 4 121 6th
2019 TCR Europe Touring Car Series Autodis Racing by Target Competition 14 3 1 4 8 352 1st
TCR BeNeLux Touring Car Championship 10 2 1 3 5 259 2nd
2020 World Touring Car Cup Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team 3 0 0 0 0 9 21st
TCR Malaysia Touring Car Championship Solite Indigo Racing 4 0 0 0 2 55 4th

+ As Files was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete TCR International Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Complete TCR Europe Touring Car Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 DC Points
2018 Hell Energy Racing with KCMG Honda Civic Type R TCR LEC
1

4
LEC
2

15
ZAN
1

4
ZAN
2

1
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

19+
HUN
1

Ret
HUN
2

3
ASS
1

10
ASS
2

Ret
MNZ
1

3
MNZ
2

2
CAT
1

24
CAT
2

6
6th 121
2019 Autodis Racing by Target Competition Hyundai i30 N TCR HUN
1

2
HUN
2

8
HOC
1

1
HOC
2

8
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

14
RBR
1

1
RBR
2

2
OSC
1

3
OSC
2

3
CAT
1

21
CAT
2

5
MNZ
1

3
MNZ
2

1
1st 352

+ Driver did not finish, but was classified as he completed over 75% of the race distance.

Complete TCR Malaysia Touring Car Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Complete World Touring Car Cup results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Points
2020 Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR BEL
1
BEL
2
GER
1
GER
2
SVK
1
SVK
2
SVK
3
HUN
1
HUN
2
HUN
3
ESP
1

16
ESP
2

14
ESP
3

10
ARA
1
ARA
2
ARA
3
21st 9

References

  1. ^ "Suncity Group Macau Guia Race 2.0T - Provisional Entry List". Macau Grand Prix. 31 May 2018.
  2. ^ "New duo boost for Team Pyro". Leicester Mercury. Northcliffe Media. 7 December 2010. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ Devine, Richard (20 March 2012). "Bumper 2012 AirAsia Renault Clio Cup Entry List Revealed". BTCC Crazy. James Mappin. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ Ashby, Chris (18 February 2013). "Five Car Attack For Pyro". BTCC Crazy. James Mappin. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Josh Files career statistics". Driver Database. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ Hudson, Neil (15 November 2015). "Josh Files and Igor Skuz join Campos, complete 30 car Macau entry". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Files and Wells join Campos Racing for Macau". tcr-series.com. 18 November 2015. Retrieved 2015.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
?
Thoroughbred Sports Cars
Class C Champion

2010
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom
Champion

2013
Succeeded by
Preceded by Eurocup Clio
Champion

2013
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Inaugural
ADAC TCR Germany
Touring Car Championship

Champion

2016-2017
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Inaugural
TCR Middle East Series
Champion

2017
Succeeded by
Preceded by TCR Europe Touring Car Series
Champion

2019
Succeeded by

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