Working The Wheel – Ben Green
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Motorsport season!
Motorsport season is in full swing, so, that should see the end of the rain and snow and be replaced instead with sun and the smell of petrol and burning rubber!
You gotta love motorsport season!
In our latest instalment of “Working The Wheel” we caught up with one of the drivers making huge waves in the British GT Championship, Ben Green.
“I started karting as a bit of fun that then became a hobby, the first time I went karting was actually at Lakeside Karting after a few trips to Lakeside one of the race directors told me about the Brentwood Karting Academy and he suggested I should go there and give it a go.”
Ben then started his journey into motorsport and his hobby became a little more.
“I started Brentwood’s Academy in June 2011 and spent most my time finishing last for 6 months, I kept trying and during 2012 I really started improving and by the end of the year I was winning races.
The racing was great fun, very competitive and cost effective compared to any other type of kart racing with this lever of competitiveness. I learnt a lot in such a short amount of time because I was put straight into the deep-end”
For a driver who has achieved so much in such a short amount of time we asked Ben who he gets his inspiration from.
“I don’t really have an inspirational person who I look up to, I always try my best and am a bit of a perfectionist so really do try my best at anything I do which inspires me to keep pushing myself further, this helps really progress my career. There have been many people who have helped me along the way, most importantly are my family, they have all been through the highs and lows and together we still push more and more to improve what we do”
Ben has gone a long way since winning the AllStar Cup at Brentwood in October 2012, we asked what he’s been doing and where he’s been racing.
“I’m currently in my 4th year of car racing, I started in the Ginetta Junior Championship for a single season, I learnt alot while racing the small Ginetta, the following year I progressed into the Ginetta Supercup Championship, I did the Supercup Championship for 2 seasons and had a lot of success. I am now racing in the British GT Championship in the new BMW M4 GT4 with Century Motorsport and my teammate Ben Tuck.
The British GT Championship isn’t single make racing like I have been doing so, im getting use to this and improving every weekend using the skills I have learnt while racing in the Ginetta.”
The future looks bright for Ben espically after a fantastic winning weekend at Snetteron, so, what’s next?
“I’m really enjoying my time in the British GT championship, in the very near future I want to be racing at least in a European level and I want to be working closely with a manufacture, I would love to be racing at a world level, I see this as my dream goal, to race professionally around the world for a manufacture, I really believe this is the best job you can have and i’ll be working my hardest to get there”
It’s fantastic to hear Ben’s progression in such a short time since progressing from Brentwood, we’re really looking forward to see what the future brings for Ben.
Keep up to date with Ben’s progression yourself: