January 20 2009
The identity of Top Gear’s mysterious Stig has been one of the best kept secrets in television.
But after years of intense public curiosity it has been revealed that he is a 33-year-old racing driver from Bristol.
Ben Collins is the mystery man behind the white mask, a former American NASCAR, Formula 3 driver and Daniel Craig stunt double.
Famed for his on-the-limit driving style, the Stig’s identity is normally protected because he never removes his trademark white helmet or racing suit and never talks on camera.