The Drivers

Ben Barnicoat

Lexus Factory Driver

Ben is a driver who stormed through the ranks of motorsport early in his career with the aid of the Racing Steps Foundation Program, becoming multiple British and European Karting Champion in the Cadet, Junior and Senior KF2 classes before graduating to single-seaters in 2014. He was immediately successful, winning the Formula Renault NEC Championship, the BRDC F3 Autumn Trophy, and was a multiple race winner in the Formula Renault Eurocup, EuroFormula and FIA Formula 3 European Championship.

Ben hasn’t looked back since making the transition from single-seaters into GT racing in 2017. Ben signed as a McLaren Factory driver in 2018 before becoming a Lexus factory driver in 2022 until present.

He has competed and won on some of the biggest stages in motorsport with podiums in the FIA World Endurance Championship and at the Bathurst 12 Hours, and race wins in the Asian Le Mans Series, British GT, IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Series and 2 dominant outright victories at the Gulf 12 Hours.

In 2021 Ben contested the GT World Challenge Europe series with JOTA and the Asian Le Mans Series, selected endurance races, including Le Mans 24 Hours and Petit Le Mans with Inception Racing.

2022 was a year of accomplishments for Barnicoat, with the driver storming to victory early in the year as he took the Asian Le Mans Series title, as well as winning the Gulf 12 Hours. This trend continued, seeing Ben conclude the year finishing Vice Champion after securing 6 podiums in the GTD Pro class of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar championship, one being a victory in the final race of the season at the famous MOTUL Petit Le Mans.

2023 saw Ben race again with Vasser Sullivan/Lexus Racing USA in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar championship in the GTD pro class, claiming two more race wins with a total of nine podiums on route to becoming the GTD Pro champion in only his second attempt in the North American Series. Ben also competed in the 2023 European Le Mans series with AF Corse in LMP2 Pro-Am, claiming one win, four podium finishes and the Teams Championship.

In 2024, Ben will continue to race for Vasser Sullivan/Lexus Racing USA in their attempt to become back-to-back champions, a challenge which has started off strongly with Ben and his team winning one of the most famous American sportscar races of them all, the Mobil 1 Sebring 12hrs.

Josh Skelton


Josh joined Greenlight Sports Management under the young driver mentoring programme in 2021 with his sights firmly set on an endurance racing career.

Having already made strides to realise his goal, 21-year old Josh took up karting as a hobby with his Dad in 2011. The Cumbrian-born talent competed in and won both the Northern Karting Federation (NKF) and the Rowrah Kart Club Championships in the same year.

Josh has since progressed through the karting ranks and into car racing. In 2019 he secured fourth place in the British F4 Championship before moving into the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship in 2020 (cut short by Covid-19). In 2021 Josh joined Swiss race outfit Cool Racing and took to the European stage contesting a full Michelin Le Mans Cup in LMP3. He gained his first win at the famous Spa Francorchamps at the final round before heading to the US, where Josh made his IMSA debut with WIN Autosport joining experienced team-mates Matt Bell and Naveen Rao for Petit Le Mans.

Josh joined the Racing Spirit of Léman team in 2022, competing in the Michelin Le Mans Cup series. Amongst a strong grid of drivers, Skelton finished sixth in the driver standings and successfully secured three podium finishes at Le Mans, Monza and Spa-Francorchamps.

In 2023, Josh will make his return to the Michelin Le Mans Cup grid, racing in LMP3 with Nielsen Racing.

Jessica Edgar

GSM Young Driver Programme

-year-old Jessica Edgar was born into a family that has been involved in motorsport for more than half a century. Racing since she was just four years old, the teenager was crowned the CKRC series champion in 2017.

Since then, Jessica has gone on to represent the UK at the FIA Motorsport Games, is a member of FIA Girls on Track, is part of Motorsport UK’s Academy, and has twice been selected for The Girls on Track – Rising Stars programme in 2020 and 2021; a joint project between the FIA and Ferrari’s Driver Academy, which aims to identify the best 12–16-year-old female racers from across the globe.

In 2022, Jessica made the step up to single-seater car racing signing with Fortec Motorsport to drive in the GB4 Championship. Edgar ranked within the top ten in the driver standings in her rookie year, with this experience standing her in good stead to progress up the ranks to Formula 4 and W Series.

2023 saw Jessica take the next step up in her racing career, as the young driver competed as part of the new F1 Academy championship with Rodin Carlin, taking three podiums before ending the season with her maiden victory.

Jessica will continue to race with Rodin Motorsport for 2024.

Zac Meakin

GSM Young Driver Programme

-year-old Zac Meakin started his motorsport at age 7, progressing through the indoor karting academy, before advancing to outdoor karting and later moving into long circuit racing across the UK.

The Leeds-based racer excelled through the Cadet and Junior karting ranks of British European and International championships from 2014 to 2019. Two successful kart seasons in 2018 and ’19 culminated in Zac’s selection to represent team GB at the European Karting Juniors at Le Mans and a fourth place overall in the Little Green Man British series. After a switch to cars for extensive testing and the completion of his RDS test in 2020, Zac debuted in competitive racing in the Ginetta Junior Series in 2021.

2022 saw Meakin join the Preptech UK team to race for his second year in the Ginetta Junior Championship, allowing the young driver to continue to develop his race craft ahead of the next step in his motorsport career.

Zac continued to progress up the racing ranks, with the Briton making his Porsche debut in the 2023 Porsche Sprint Challenge Southern Europe, where he reached the top step of the podium four times with Team Parker Racing.

Starting 2024 with Elite Motorsport, Zac secured eight podiums in the GT4 Winter Series, to finish 3rd overall.

Zac now turns his attention to British GT, competing in the McLaren Artura GT4 of Optimum Motorsport.

Ella Lloyd

GSM Young Driver Programme

Already a gold medal winning skier and decorated showjumper, it was no surprise when Ella followed in her family’s footsteps and turned her hand to motorsport in 2022. Ella took on the Ginetta Junior Championship, ending the season as tenth placed rookie, as well as taking fifth place in the final round of the Ginetta GT5 Challenge at Donington.

​​2023 saw Ella take ten wins and a massive eighteen podium finishes in the Ginetta GT Championship’s GT5 Pro category, to finish second overall.

​​This success caught the attention of the UK Motorsport Academy, who signed Ella to their Team UK Futures programme, which selects exceptional competitors aged 15-24 and helps them to progress both personally and professionally within motorsport.

​​Now in her second year of the Futures programme, -year-old Ella made her single-seater debut in the final rounds of the 2024 Formula Winter Series, where she picked up three First Female trophies.

​​Ella will continue her campaign with JHR Developments in the 2024 British F4 championship.

Reece Barr

GSM Young Driver Programme

Reece has joined Greenlight after a successful career to date, starting with winning performances in the touring car world in Mini Challenge leading to TCR Europe. Then climbing through the ranks in Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and America and more recently a successful season in the GT Open with the Mercedes AMG GT3 car, where he secured an overall win and multiple podiums. He aims to work with Greenlight to strategically position himself within the GT & LMP Endurance World and further elevate his career.

Reece proved his ability in the early stages of his career by winning races and securing many podiums during his rookie season in the Mini Challenge in 2017, ultimately earning him the rookie title and Vice overall champion. Following this success, he progressed into TCR Europe, where he helped develop the Hyundai TCR car while competing door-to-door with some of the best touring car drivers in the world.

With his overall goal of competing in the GT world, Reece made the step to Porsche Carrera Cup Germany for 2018, demonstrating his speed against some of the world’s Porsche veterans. This then brought him to Porsche America in 2019. An opportunity to be a development driver for JAS Honda in the NSX GT3 car came in 2020, where he was able to hone his skills on the technical side and the specifics of driving a GT3 car through development testing. He also achieved multiple podiums in the GT Open in 2020 in the NSX.

Most recently, Reece has had a successful full campaign in the GT Open in 2023 with the Mercedes AMG GT3, achieving an overall win, multiple podiums, and stellar performances, gaining over 10 positions and catching up to the leaders on multiple occasions.