Biography

Carlin has confirmed that John Bennett will join the team for the 2023 GB3 Championship season. 

The British racer took his maiden podium in the series at the last round at Donington Park, off the back of a strong year which saw his consistency rewarded with eighth in the final standings. The 19-year-old switches from Elite Motorsport to Carlin for the upcoming season, marking only his second year of racing in single-seaters.

Prior to racing in the GB3 Championship, Bennett enjoyed a fantastic season competing in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge. A brilliant showing of five race victories and ten podiums saw him crowned the 2021 Vice Champion in only his second year of car racing. Following his success, Bennett made the switch to single seater racing in 2021. 

Bennett took his experience of British racetracks from his Ginetta racing and applied it well to his maiden season with GB3’s Tatuus MSV-022 chassis. Proving his consistency, Bennett was a frequent top-five finisher and collected regular points to secure his position of eighth in the standings. A podium at the final round at Donington further highlighted his great form as the championship concluded. 

Bennett has already been on track with Carlin in a string of post-2022 test days as he looks to prepare himself for the upcoming season and get to know the team further. Visiting the factory, he has also spent time on the Carlin simulator as he aims to build on the solid foundations he set this year. 

Career Highlights

2022
GB3 Championship - eighth overall

2021
Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge - Pro - runner-up with five wins, 10 podiums, two pole positions and four fastest laps

2020
Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge - Pro - three podiums

Pre-2020                                                                                                            
Karting

John Bennett