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.


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.