World Rally Championship

James Fulton

About James

Having occupied Craig’s co-driver’s seat at the final round of the 2022 WRC season, James has been trusted to take over full-time from fellow Irishman Paul Nagle in 2023. However it will not be the first time James has competed in one of our vehicles, as he has shared an i20 R5 and i20 N Rally2 with Josh McErlean over the past few years.

James’s rallying career began in 2012, with the then 20-year-old taking part in a series of national events. In 2017, he started hitting the stages outside of the British Isles as part of a selected program in the FIA European Rally Championship. In the latter part of 2021, he made his debut in WRC3 before progressing into WRC2 in 2022. Now alongside Craig in one of our i20 N Rally1 machines, James will be hoping to claim his first overall podium in WRC in 2023.




One round of the FIA World Rally Championship (1)
Seven rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship-2 (7)
Best result: 8th (Rally Estonia)


Four rounds of the FIA European Rally Championship (4)
Best result: 7th overall (Barum Czech Rally Zlín)


Three rounds of the FIA European Rally Championship (3)
Best result: 7th overall (Rally Hungary)


Q1. Who is your motorsport idol?

Daniel Elena.

Q2. What are your hobbies?

Farming, hanging out with my friends and Gaelic football.

Q3. What is your ideal destination for a holiday?

Anywhere with sun and a beach, but so far Cancun in Mexico.

Q4. Which profession would you have chosen if you hadn’t become a rally driver?

I’d be a full-time farmer.

Q5. What is your favourite food?


Q6. Describe yourself in 3 words

Passionate, sociable, reliable.


Personal data


9. Mar 1992

Place of birth:

Cavan (IRL)




Farming, Gaelic football & spending time with friends

WRC Facts

First Event:

Rally Japan (2022)

With Hyundai:

Since 2023

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