Ben Clucas Racing

Race Coaching

Latest Results

  1. 10-11/10/17 Excellent couple of days doing passenger rides in Ferrari 458 Challenge cars for FF Corse at Millbrook.
  2. 9/10/17 Fun trip to Donington, race coaching Ben Appleton as he prepares for Caterham Academy in 2018.
  3. 8/10/17 Fun session at Silverstone, race coaching Oli and Will Pratt in Caterahm Academy.

Ben ClucasMy huge array of experience, in a variety of different race cars, gives me a wealth of knowledge to pass onto anyone from the experienced racer to the complete novice. I have been racing since the age of 9. In that time I have driven a wide range of cars from top line Single Seaters such as Formula Ford, Formula Renault, Formula Toyota, Formula 3, even Formula 1, to V8 Supercars, Mercedes DTM, British Touring cars, Porsche 997 Cup cars, Radicals, CN cars, Historic cars and many different types of GT cars.

I have a huge amount of experience in race coaching, and have been doing track instruction since 2001. I have been involved in driver coaching in a vast list of varied cars, and have thousands of track miles in Single Seaters, Caterhams, Ginettas, Porsches, Ferraris, McLarens, Aston Martins, Nissan GTRS, Fiestas, Lotus' and many other types of race and road cars (please click here for a more comprehensive list of cars I have been in).

Not only have I got the experience from my successful driving career to draw from, I have done well over 2000 days as a circuit instructor, which is just as important when trying to get the best from my clients when driver coaching. This means I know the best way to get the most out of you, and can adapt my style to help you understand the points and techniques I am trying to get across. I will make you faster, improve your all-round racing and help with setup, proven by the success of my customers having won many races and championships. Please see testimonials, and customer results below.

A number of track instruction options are available: You can simply book me to come and sit alongside you in your race car on a test or track day; alternatively, you can hire me to set data for you and go through the data and video comparing it to you throughout the day. I have a wide-ranging knowledge of most onboard video and data systems. I also work extensively with clients and race teams during race weekends to try and get the best out of drivers, from giving advice on setup and how to approach qualifying, to reviewing the race footage and seeing where things could have been done slightly differently. An intercom and in-car camera will also be available to aid with race instruction during track and test days.

Corporate Event
Corporate days - full range of packages available

Corporate days can also be organised using a variety of different cars and providing the very best hospitality available. This is a brilliant way to cement business relationships and develop new ones.

If you would like any track instruction, or if you have any queries regarding race instruction or corporate entertainment, please contact me:

Telephone: +44 (0) 7879 681320
Email: ben@benclucas.co.uk

 

Race Coaching CV

CV View my Race Coaching CV

A List Of Cars I have Been In While Racing Or Race Coaching.

 


 

" Ben coached me intensively when I won both the Caterham Roadsport A and R300 Championships. His help was invaluable, not only did he make my driving faster, he also helped me with lots of other aspects of racing, like how to approach qualifying, getting a tow and race craft etc. If you ever need a data lap set, Ben can jump in the car and within a few laps you’ll have a very fast lap to compare yourself against. I would recommend him to anyone. "

Jamie Orton Caterham Roadsports A
and R300 Champion

" I have used Ben's coaching and it has been excellent. Ben has worked with me on lots of days, making me much faster and pointing things out I would never have noticed myself. His help is invaluable, he has a huge range of knowledge in Caterhams and speeds up the learning process no end. I will certainly be continuing to use him in the future. The Vbox system I have is great for quickly and simply finding where you need to be focusing on to find that extra time and Ben is very knowledgeable on how to use this system to the best of its ability. "

Chris Hutchinson 2013 Caterham Academy Group 1 Runner Up and Brands Hatch Race Winner

" Ben has helped Harry make the big step up to car racing much easier. He has given us advice on driving, team choice, car setup, everything you could need help with. It's been great to be able to get advice from someone who has been there and done it himself, knows everyone in the paddock, and is still professionally racing. "

Andrew Woodhead, father of Harry Woodhead, Ginetta Junior Winter Series Champion 2012 and Ginetta Junior Champion 2013

" Ben has helped to make my driving both faster and more consistent. As well as the driving aspect, he has also given me advice on everything from car setup to race craft. I am now regularly fighting for podiums and race wins after just one full season, and part of that is certainly thanks to his input. "

George Richardson, Ginetta Junior and Porsche Carrera Cup Race Winner

 

 

A Small Number of My Race Coaching Customers Results Past and Present

2017

  • Dan French - Caterham Academy Green Group - Champion
  • Andy Morgan - Caterham Academy White Group - Champion
  • Russ Olivant - Caterham 270R - Champion
  • James Murphy - Caterham Academy Green Group - 2nd
  • Dan Halstead - Caterham Academy White Group - 2nd
  • Tom Allen - Caterham Academy White Group - 3rd
  • Alex Jordan - Caterham 270R - 3rd

2016

  • Russ Olivant - Caterham Roadsport - Champion
  • Will Smith - Caterham Supersport - Champion
  • David Webber Caterham Graduates Sigma Class - Champion
  • Ryan Savage - Lotus Cup UK Supersport Class - 2nd
  • Daniel Quintero - Caterham Roadsport - 2nd
  • Adam Balon - Lotus Cup UK Supersport Class - 3rd
  • James Beardwell - Caterham Academy White Group - 3rd
  • Guy Hawkins - Caterham Roadsport - 3rd

2015

  • Rui Ferreira - Caterham Academy Green Group - Champion
  • Andy Perry - Caterham Academy White Group - Champion
  • David Webber - Caterham Roadsport - Champion
  • Stephen Nuttall - Caterham Supersport - Champion
  • Russ Olivant - Caterham Academy White Group - 2nd

2014

  • Adam Knight - Lotus Cup UK Supersport Class - Champion
  • Alistair Calvert - Caterham Academy Group One - Champion
  • David Webber - Caterham Academy Group Two - Champion
  • Stephen Nuttall - Caterham Tracksport - Champion
  • Will Smith - Caterham Roadsport - 2nd
  • Scott Lawrence - Caterham Graduates Sigma Class - 2nd
  • Brett Ray - Caterham Graduates Mega Class - 2nd
  • Chris Hutchinson - Caterham Roadsport - 3rd
  • Nick Portlock - Caterham Tracksport - 3rd
  • Jon Mortimer - Caterham Supersport as DPR Team Coach - 3rd
  • Zoltan Csabai - Caterham Graduates Sigma Class - 3rd
  • Harry Woodhead - Ginetta G55 - Podiums

2013

  • Henry Heaton – Caterham Academy Group 1 - Champion
  • Stephen Nuttall – Caterham Roadsport - Champion
  • Michael Gazda - DPR Team Coach for Caterham Tracksport Team – Champion
  • Dave Robinson - DPR Team Coach for Caterham Supersport Team - Champion
  • Chris Hutchinson - Caterham Academy Group 1 2nd
  • Alex Gurr – Caterham Roadsport 3rd
  • Oliver Jarratt – Caterham Tracksport 2nd
  • Matt Dyer - DPR Team Coach for Caterham Tracksport Team – 3rd
  • Brett Ray – Caterham Graduates Megas 6th
  • James Webb – Ginetta Junior Testing

2012

  • Harry Woodhead – Ginetta Junior Winter Series - Champion
  • James Birch – Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup - Champion
  • Kurt Brady – Caterham Tracksport 4th, 3 wins, 5 podiums
  • Jamie Orton – Ginetta G55

2011

  • Jamie Orton – Caterham R300 - Champion
  • Jamie Orton – Caterham Supersport, Part Season, 3 Wins, 5 Podiums from 6 Races
  • Struan Moore – Ginetta Junior, 3 podiums
  • Harry Woodhead – Ginetta Junior Test Programme

2010

  • Jamie Orton – Caterham Roadsport A - Champion
  • Jamie Orton - Radical SR3, Caterham R300, Part Season, 1 Win, 3 Podiums, from 4 races
  • George Richardson – Porsche Carrera Cup, Pro-am 2 Championship, 3rd
  • James Birch – BARC Formula Renault 7th
  • John Aitchison – Roadsport B
  • Spy Motorsport – Team Coach for R300 Drivers

2009

  • Jamun Racing – Team Coach for Formula Ford Drivers, Chrissy Palmer and Patrick Mckenna, 3 Wins, 10 Podiums

2008

  • George Richardson – Ginetta Junior Championship 6th

Race Coaching CV

  • Grade A ARDS Instructor 2001-To Present
  • Many Race Clients in Varied Race Series 2005-To Present
  • Drift and Car Control Courses for Clients 2005-to Present
  • Silverstone Race School Senior Instructor 2001-To Present
  • Pure McLaren Pro Driver 2012-To Present
  • Ferrari UK Performance Track Day Instructor 2008-To Present
  • Filming for Chevrolet as a Professional Driver on Advert 2011
  • Judge Instructor on Nissan GTR Academy 2008-2011
  • Filming for Nissan as a Professional Driver on Advert 2010
  • Mercedes Perormance Track Day Instructor 2005-2010
  • Aston Martin Performance Track Day Instructor 2008-2010
  • Thruxton Race School Instructor 2004-2010
  • Brands Hatch Race School Instructor 2002-2005

Track Experience: As well as having raced and performed driver coaching on all major UK tracks, I also have a wide range of experience on International circuits. Having raced throughout Europe, Australia, Japan and America I have a broad experience of a lot of tracks. If you are unsure if I have been to the circuit you are requiring help with, just ask!

Cars I have Been In While Racing Or Race Coaching

  • Ascari: KZ1R GT3 Race Car
  • Aston Martin: Vantage, DB9, Vanquish, GT4
  • Audi: RS4, RS5, TT, R8 V8, R8 V10
  • BMW: Mini, 3 Series, M3, Grand Am M3, Continental Tires M3 Coupe
  • Caterham: Academy, Roadsport A, Roadsport B, Sigma, Tracksport, Mega, Supersport, SigMax, R300, R400, C400, CSR, R600, SP300R
  • CN Cars: Bicknell, Ligier, Norma, WFR03
  • Corvette: Z06R GT3 Race Car
  • Ferrari: 355, 360, 430, 458, 599 GTO, California, Challenge, F40, F50
  • Ford: Fiesta Race Car, Focus Race Car, V8 Supercar Race Car
  • Formula: Formula Ford, Formula Renault, Formula Toyota, Formula 3 (Dallara, Mygale, Lola), Formula 1
  • Ginetta: Junior, G20, G40, G50, G55
  • Holden: V8 Supercar Race Car
  • Jaguar: FIA GT3 XKR Race Car
  • Lamborghini: Gallardo
  • Lotus: Elise (Normal and Race Car), Exige (Normal and Race Car), Exige V6 Cup R, Evora, Evora GT4, 211 (Normal and Race Car), Historic Cortina Race Car
  • Lexus : LFA
  • Maserati: GranCabrio, Quattroporte
  • Mazda: MX5, RX8
  • McLaren: MP4 12C, 650S, Historic Can-Am M1B
  • Mercedes: A Class, B Class, C Class, E Class, C53 AMG, CL65 AMG, SLS AMG, DTM Race Car
  • MG: British Touring Car
  • Mitsubishi: Evo
  • Mosler: MT900
  • Nissan: 350z, 370z, 370z Nismo, GTR, Juke
  • Radical: SR3
  • Renault: Clio Race Car, Megane
  • Subaru: Impreza, Legacy
  • TVR: Griffith, Chimera, Cerbera, T400, Tuscan, Typhon
  • Palmer: JP1
  • Porsche: Boxster, Cayman, 911 Turbo S, Panamera, 997 GT3 R (GT3 Race Car), 911 GT3 Cup Car (Used in Porsche Carrera Cup), 968 Race Car
  • Volkswagen: Golf Racecar
  • Westfield: Aerorace Race Car