Phil Bennett (racing driver)

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24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2005, 2009
Teams Kruse Motorsport, Team Barazi-Epsilon
Best finish 24th (2005)
Class wins 0

Phil Bennett is an auto racing driver, born 6 October 1971.

He started circuit racing in 1998 with a one make Rover 216GTi, racing in the BRSCC Super Coupe Cup - finishing 2nd. He then finished 3rd in the 1999 Renault Spider Cup. In 2001 he joined Team Egg Sport to race a Vauxhall Astra in the BTCC, in the first year of BTC-Touring regulations. Against a thin field he came 4th overall, behind only the other Vauxhalls of Jason Plato, Yvan Muller and James Thompson. For 2002 and 2003 he raced for Proton's unsuccessful factory team. He also made a one-off appearance in the RenaultSport Clio Trophy at Donington in 2002 [1]

In 2004 Bennett raced in the Le Mans Endurance Series (LMES) in a GTS Saleen S7-R, whilst 2005 he moved to sportscars and a Courage C-65 LMP2 machine, racing in the LMES, Le Mans 24hrs, Sebring 12hr (ALMS) and Petit Le Mans. In 2006 he won a V8Star race at Donington Park.

He has appeared on the TV show Faking It, helping a young man pretend to be a professional racing driver.

Racing record[edit]

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position - 1 point awarded) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap - 1 point awarded) * signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap - 1 point awarded (2001-2002 just for feature race, 2003 all races)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Pen. Pos Pts
2001 egg:sport Vauxhall Astra Coupé T BRH
1

4
BRH
2

3*
THR
1

4
THR
2

3*
OUL
1

11
OUL
2

Ret
SIL
1

6
SIL
2

2
MON
1

15
MON
2

4
DON
1

4
DON
2

Ret
KNO
1

9
KNO
2

2*
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

6
CRO
1

19
CRO
2

Ret
OUL
1
OUL
2
SIL
1

1
SIL
2

Ret*
DON
1

4
DON
2

Ret
BRH
1

6
BRH
2

1*
4th 173
2002 Petronas Syntium Proton Proton Impian T BRH
1

11
BRH
2

6
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

DNS
THR
1

14
THR
2

Ret
SIL
1

7
SIL
2

13
MON
1

8
MON
2

9
CRO
1

12
CRO
2

8
SNE
1

8
SNE
2

18
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

DNS
BRH
1

7
BRH
2

12
DON
1

8
DON
2

9
-20 16th 9
2003 Petronas Syntium Proton Proton Impian T MON
1

Ret
MON
2

Ret
BRH
1

10
BRH
2

Ret
THR
1

14
THR
2

9
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

Ret
ROC
1

12
ROC
2

8
CRO
1

10
CRO
2

15
SNE
1

9
SNE
2

Ret
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

9
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

12
OUL
1

9
OUL
2

10
17th 14

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2005 Germany Kruse Motorsport United Kingdom Tim Mullen
United Kingdom Ian Mitchell
Courage C65-Judd LMP2 268 24th 4th
2009 France Barazi-Epsilon Denmark Juan Barazi
United Kingdom Stuart Moseley
Zytek 07S/2 LMP2 306 28th 4th

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