Ali Orchard

Ali began her passion for rally as a Radio traffic and travel reporter and a co-drive with John Hardy in 1997. Her best achievements include a Ladies Award, two 2nd in class and a 1st overall.

Ali is also a professional photographer and holds a LGV licence and for seven years was based at Southampton International Airport as a Leading Firefighter (Aviation) and Road Traffic Incident Instructor.


Sarah White

Sarah has been involved in rallying since she was 14, beginning as a Safety Marshall on rally, hill climb, sprint and slalom events.  By 2001 she had added Navigation to her résumé and is looking to move to the driving seat.

As a co-driver, Sarah’s best result so far is 6th overall, of a starting 60 crews.  She has also achieved 3rd in Class and competed in many vehicles including Mini, and many Ford’s including Sierra RS Cosworth, Escort RS2000, Anglia and a Mk1 Cortina.


Benjamin Okey

Ben is constantly on the go, when he’s not in the air, as a Structures Examiner, skiing or on the water he can be found in a car.  His interest in rallying and motors has grown into a real passion for endurance races.

He has a degree in Civil Engineering, IRATA (Abseiling) Level 2 and RYA (Instructor) sailing qualifications, having competed at National Level himself – achieving 7th in Laser class.


Jack Ridout

Jack may be the youngest member of Excite’s crew but he is highly valued for his refreshing modesty, reliability and can-do attitude; he provides support to both the Technical Crew and the Management Team.

After leaving school, he studied Motor Vehicle Mechanics, with Consultant Phil Okey as course instructor, has a passion for Parkour and is dedicated to a fitness regime with the ultimate aim of joining the Royal Marines.


Kieran Jardine

Kieran serves with The Queen’s Royal Hussars, passing out as Best Armoured Corps Recruit and features with a Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank on the “Soldier Careers” page of the British Army website.

His current role with the Royal Armoured Corps Engagement Team is based near Excite’s HQ. With his eye on spotter / navigator roles initially, his skills in Engineering Installation and Maintenance will also assist the technical crew.