Association of Racing Driver Schools

Ben Cater

Ben Cater


My aim is to keep racing fun and fast using a combination of ongoing driver development, good race craft and lots of encouragement and enthusiasm. After working in customer facing roles for most of my working life, I still love the human interaction of taking on challenges and teaching / learning in the arena of a common area of interest. I am very happy to coach in cars with 2 seats (which I find gives the fastest improvements), but I can also help improve your lap times and race craft in single seaters etc using the VBox and Race Technology / Go Pro data-logging systems too. Please contact me if you want to discuss any form of race tuition or co-driving. I am happy to offer coaching on a one to one basis or in exchange for sharing drives in 2 driver / endurance events.

A brief history of my racing experience is below:

I started racing cars in 2009 after a couple of years racing motorbikes in the Triumph Triple Challenge and 600 Supersport, Initially I did a few races in MX5s, MR2s, BMWs before deciding that slicks and wings were the way forward. I built up experience with a Van Diemen 99 car which I raced in Monoposto and with the 750 Motorclub, finishing up by winning the Mono Classic title in 2013. After that, I moved up to Mono F3 in a JPS / Lotus style Dallara 301 formula 3 car, in which I got 3rd and 2nd in the championship in 2014 and 2015 respectively, before winning the F3 title in 2016. In 2017 and 2018 I raced a Dallara F306 formula 3 car and won the Monoposto F3 championship again in 2018. I was asked by Steve Mole Motorsport to race a "Ray" Sports 2000 Duratec car in 2013 to see what it was capable of. It's previous best race position was 9th but I managed to bring it home in 2nd place after an hour of racing in the rain at Brands GP circuit, which was a great result for my first time in the car. I also used Guy Ellis' Sports 2000 Duratec car in the final races of 2018 at Champion of Brands meeting, and achieved a 1st and a 2nd place.

I always try to improve my skills and learn new ways to communicate them to others, and so I have personally undertaken training with Don Palmer and Malcolm Edeson over the years.

Recently, I have been racing with Mel Taylor in his 1962 Lotus Elan in the Classic K and Swinging 60's races with very good results - and we won at the Brands Hatch GP round in 2021 which was excellent. My current personal race car is a 1964 Alfa Giulia which I use in Historic events to try to achieve my goal of driving at Goodwood Revival and Silverstone Classic. I also will be racing a BMW M3 saloon in endurance races in 2022 I try to be familiar with as many tracks as possible, so I have raced at Lyden Hill, Castle Combe, Spa Francorchamps and Goodwood as well as the usual UK circuits. I am sponsored for my ARDS by MSV Brands Hatch, but have done worked at Car Limits and Everyman Racing too.

Need to know

Licence Grade:
Sponsor ARDS School:
MotorSport Vision
Reference number:
Date of issue:


Mobile Phone


Other instructors in the same area

See all