Stage 1 Races:
Ben has been selected and trained for the 2018 British GT season by Mission Motorsport who will be closely following his progress and supporting him throughout the season.
Races held at Britain’s' most iconic race circuits and
one round held at Spa Francorchamps, Belgium.
Oulton Park - March 31st - April 2nd
Rockingham - April 28th - 29th
Snetterton - May 26th - 27th
Silverstone - June 9th - 10th
Spa Belgium - July 21st - 22nd
Brands Hatch - August 4th - 5th
Donington Park - September 22nd - 23rd
Royal Airforce Sergeant
Racing in Car 22
When Ben Norfolk left university in 1999, he fulfilled a lifelong aspiration to join the RAF. After 18 months of technical training, the Aircraft Engineer was posted to a Hampshire-based Flying Squadron where he became part of the Chinook Fleet.
Several operational tours to Iraq and Afghanistan followed. In 2008, Ben assisted with a multiple casualty recovery at Camp Bastion, which proved to be a seminal moment in not only his career but his very existence.
The desperate scenes that Ben witnessed that day reshaped his life. It was, in Ben’s own words, “debilitating”. The events of that day ate away at him, culminating in complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), anxiety and depression. He was medically discharged from the RAF in November 2017.
A strong network of friends and family helped Ben through his recovery, with several charities helping him to rediscover the self-esteem and confidence so badly damaged by the original event.
Mission Motorsport, the forces’ motorsport charity, helped Ben to revive his lust for life. A car-focused placement brokered by them led to him securing a full-time role restoring and racing vintage pre-war Bentleys. The sense of purpose he takes from contributing to a team once again is priceless.
He has also gained his International C Licence, taken part in the Race of Remembrance and is helping other injured service personnel with their own recovery journey. Outside of work, Ben’s passion for cars continues through the care he gives to his Classic Mini Sprint – his first ever car, which he still owns!
Ben is now looking forward to competing as part of the Invictus Games Racing team where, alongside professional driver Jason Wolfe, he will race in the first half of the new season.
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