Ben Shaw and his father share a fierce passion for motorsport, Ben having raced in BMX, motocross and karts until a serious motocross accident in his early twenties forced him to move away for a long period of the sport he loved.
Working a normal job for about 20 years, Ben decided to put the helmet back on and started racing with a few buddies in Marulan in the assistant endurance races. It didn’t take long to reignite the passion with a few podium finishes, also achieving a second in class in partnership with Tom Shaw (no relation) in the Pheasant Wood 7 hour endurance race. This is where Ben discovered the RX8 Cup series and decided that was where he wanted to be.
Recently Ben, with the help of his sponsors Optus and Snap Homebush Bay, secured the purchase of an RX8 Cup car built by Ric Shaw Racing. The car will be prepared and serviced at Ric’s Five Dock workshop in Sydney, and will also benefit from full support from Ric and his team throughout the 2022 season to visit the best tracks in the country” , said Ben. He adds “I have a lot to learn after being away from the sport for almost 20 years, but hopefully I can gain experience and gain momentum as the year progresses.”
All of us at the RX8 Cup welcome Ben and wish him the best for his first season.
2022 RX8 Cup Series Season Schedule
Round 1 from February 5 to the 6th Phillip Island GP
Round 2 April 8-10 SMSP Sydney
Round 3 July 8-10 Winton Raceway
Round 4 August 5-7 SMSP Sydney
Round 5 September 23 to 25 Wakefield Park
Tour 6 November 10-13 Mt Panorama
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