Ben started in motorsport as a weekend mechanic, became a racing driver and instructor, won 2 National motor racing titles and then swapped steering wheel for microphone to establish himself as one of the foremost commentators in the world.

His racing exploits included Formula Ford, Formula First and the Vauxhall Lotus series where he raced against Mika Hakkinen, Allan McNish, Gil De Ferran and David Coulthard.

He was a senior instructor at the Brands Hatch Racing School, working with the legendary Tony Lanfranchi, and remembers teaching Jackie Stewart’s son Paul some of the basics of circuit driving.

His commentating debut also came at the Kent circuit, where encouraged by Brands stalwart Brian Jones, he quickly became absorbed in the process of communicating his favourite sport.

He made his TV commentating debut alongside Tiff Needell in 1987, became a regular on Eurosport in 1993 and covered Formula One with Eurosport in 1995-96.

Four years spent covering the US racing scene were followed by another year of F1 in 2002 for Sky, when he also became ITV’s voice of the British Touring Car Championship. World Championship Speedway, Powerboats, A1GP and World Rally have all come under his umbrella since then, and he has voiced the official F1 highlights DVD for several years.

In 2008 he commentated several Grand Prix for 'F1 in Cinema' while in 2010 Superleague Formula and FIA GT1 World Championship were added to the list.

He enjoys writing about the sport, and still competes occasionally in order to maintain that link between race fan and driver.