Ben Wallace, driver of the #88 Team HARD Ginetta G55 GT4 in the 2018 British GT Championship, will be appearing at Ormskirk Motorfest on Sunday August 26. Ben will be displaying his Ginetta race car at the Moor Street P2 area.
Ben, who has Type 1 diabetes, will be fundraising for Diabetes UK at the event to promote the work of the UK’s leading charity for people affected by diabetes.
“The August Bank Holiday weekend is the perfect time to relax with family and friends and I can’t think of a better way to spend it than displaying my Ginetta G55 GT4 race car at the North-West’s biggest festival of motoring, Ormskirk Motorfest,” said Ben. “As an athlete competing at the highest level of national GT racing, I have been very grateful for the support of Diabetes UK and I am delighted to be able to join their fundraising at this prestigious event.”
“This year has been a busy one for me, combining my British GT Championship campaign with my driver-coaching work and studies,” continued Ben. “Planning my 2019 racing activities is now a priority for me and Ormskirk Motorfest is a fun and effective way to demonstrate how I work with my supporters.”
Photo: Ian Cutting
Diabetes UK is the leading UK charity for people affected by diabetes. From care and support to prevention, campaigning, fundraising and research, Diabetes UK is tackling the fastest-growing health threat in the UK.
Ormskirk Motorfest is organised and run by the Aintree Circuit Club and expects to welcome 30,000 visitors and have over 300 motor vehicles on display. Ben’s Ginetta will be on display next to, amongst others, a 7.6ltr Ultima GTR, an Aston martin DB11 V12 Coupe, a Talbot Sunbeam Lotus and a 1934 Austin.
The event opens at 11:00 on Sunday August 26 and is completely free to attend. The organisers advise that, if you are planning to attend, you use public transport (Merseyrail Electric direct to Ormskirk Town Centre) or, if coming by car, use the Classic Bus Park and Ride from Edge Hill University.