Ben Gott – #Petrolheads

In this edition of Petrolheads

We meet the man behind the Race2Recovery Dakar Rally team, Ben Gott.

Ben started out working for his father’s specialist Land Rover garage and took up competing as a means of advertising the business.

It was a humble start, racing home-built Land Rovers through Welsh forests. But it set Ben on a journey that would ultimately lead to the start line of the Dakar Rally, the single toughest motor race in the world.

As it turned out, that first attempt at the Dakar was only the beginning. In the years since, Ben has become one of the most experienced British drivers on the event which led to him getting involved with the Race2Recovery team, which aimed to get injured ex-service personnel to the finish of the Dakar.

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