Rising star Tolliday sets sights on more trophy glory

Ben Tolliday shows off his trophies               Pictures: Richard Ponter          154216b
Ben Tolliday shows off his trophies Pictures: Richard Ponter 154216b

Cayton teenager Ben Tolliday is on track for a bright future after hitting the trophy trail on the motorcycle racing scene.

The 18-year-old, who works as a personal trainer at Choices Gym in Eastfield, claimed a win and three second places at Donington Park last month.

He said: “This is my novice year and I’ve been doing well in Auto66 events, despite breaking my hand in March, which kept me out for eight weeks.

“It has been great to move up to the Thundersports GB events at Donington and I’d love to eventually move up to British Superbikes level.”

The racer added: “I won three third-place trophies from Derby Phoenix at Cadwell Park in the stocktwins class.

“Then I earned a win and three second-place awards, also from Derby Phoenix at Donington, through Thundersport GB in the Derby Phoenix 650 open class, which was run within the Avon Tyres stocktwins.”

Tolliday has two rounds left this year, both at Cadwell Park, one with Thundersport GB this weekend and one with Auto66 the following week.

He said: “I’d like to thank my sponsors Adam Clark, of Fadeaway Tattoo Removal Studio and Nikki Slade, of Retreat Spa and Beauty.”

If anyone would like to sponsor Tolliday for next season, they can email him at ben.tolly97@gmail.com