Ben Barker graduated from karting, where his height counted against him, he found himself more at home in single-seaters.
Having made his V8 Supercar debut in 2010, Ben turned to ‘tin tops’ the following year, in the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia, where he won two races and finished fifth overall amid a high-profile entry, and taking podiums in the UK series.
In 2013 Ben made the step to the highly competitive Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Championship that follows most of the Formula 1 circuit. After a proving year learning the tracks he went onto compete in a second year, securing podiums and 6th in the 2014 Porsche Supercup championship.
2014 was a busy year for Ben racing with us in the European Le Mans series and in the USA in the Tudor sports car series which consisted of leading such events as Petit Le Mans and Watkins Glen 6hr. A highlight of the season was winning the Le Mans 24hr support race which fielded over 60 Carrera Cup cars piloted by drivers from all over the world. Another glory moment was winning the Bathurst 12hr class B with Le Mans 24hr overall winner Earl Bamber and Stephen Grove.
Ben competed in the 2015 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and German Carrera Cup series with podiums to his name.
Ben joined Gulf Racing for 2016 to partner Mike Wainwright and Adam Carroll in the Porsche 991 RSR for the full season in the World Endurance Championship and is now the pro driver for the 2017 campaign.