Prime Gear icon and racing driver Ben Collins, also referred to as The Stig, joins hosts Jason Plato and Dave Vitty on the award-winning podcast Fuelling Round, to debate how his identification was saved a secret for therefore a few years, in addition to his wonderful profession.
Collins has competed in a few of the world’s finest identified motorsport disciplines, together with Method 3, Le Mans 24h, and in opposition to host Plato through the 2010 British Touring Automotive Championship season.
The 48-year-old, can be one of many UK’s most well-known faces on motoring tv exhibits, regardless of mockingly hiding it for years on Prime Gear as The Stig alongside Jeremy Clarkson, James Could and former Fuelling Round visitor Richard Hammond.
His driving abilities have additionally seen him work as a stunt driver on Hollywood blockbusters resembling The Darkish Knight Rises, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Mission Inconceivable.
Ben Collins on maintaining his identification a secret on Prime Gear
Collins is essentially the most well-known Stig in Prime Gear historical past, together with his identification being hidden for numerous years, resulting in many followers to query who the person was behind the masks. On the podcast, Collins describes how he managed to maintain it hidden: “I used to be left to my very own units,” he describes.
“The temporary was pretty clear, which was to not let your identification get on the market. So I made a decision from the minute I used to be inside a five-mile radius of wherever I used to be going (for the present) or the Prime Gear observe in Dunsfold, the balaclava would go on.
“So I’d rock up, and since the safety guard is certain to get used to you, I used to put on it which took care of that drawback. Then I’d park in the course of nowhere and I’d carry nothing with my ID into the portacabin or wherever the place I used to hang around with the crew. I imply I did get some humorous seems as a result of it appeared suspicious. I appeared like a financial institution robber.
“Then I’d slink off and I used to get modified within the previous pilots room, which was fairly derelict together with the remainder of the aerodrome. After which reappear utterly modified.
“So I used to be both in civvy mode with the balaclava, or absolutely ‘Stiged’ up and the helmet didn’t come off, apart from a little bit of respiration sometimes once I may get away with it. It was the most effective a part of a 12 months earlier than (Jeremy) Clarkson even knew who it was!”
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