Like him or not for what he did with the myth of the Stig on BBC’s Top Gear Ben Collins can undoubtedly drive and drive very well. Having competed in Formula 3, sports cars, Indy Lights, Le Mans 24 hour. Ben found himself the centre of attention as the helmeted “Stig” alongside Jeremey Clarkson & Co when in 2010 he revealed the Stig’s
Offering his services to film and TV including stunts on James Bond, Ben found himself the centre of attention as the helmeted “Stig” alongside Jeremy Clarkson & Co when in 2010 he revealed the Stig’s identity much to the condemnation of Top Gear fans.
Ben’s latest project has been working with Land Rover promoting, the Range Rover Sport in their new advert, and not just any advert, the scene was Mürren Switzerland and the track the infamous downhill known as the “inforno” nearly 10 miles long it is the longest amateur ski race in the world.
After the 9744 feet decent, hitting speeds of 98 mph Ben said:
“This was genuinely one of the hardest tests I’ve faced in my driving career. The route was insane and certainly the toughest course I’ve ever completed. It challenged you with every kind of obstacle this side of molten lava and as conditions go, it was about as bad as it gets – torrential weather mixed with cliffs, trees, all kinds of stuff you don’t really want to crash into.
The key to the run was precision: being able to maintain speed and carry that speed down the hill in the way the skiers can do, carving through the turns.”
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