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Ben Tolliday

About Ben


Ben grew up in Scarborough in a family of motorcycle lovers. His hobby quickly became so much more and he decided that he was going to race.

Ben saved up and bought his first bike in 2015, a Suzuki SV650 Minitwin and competed in:

  • North East Club
  • Auto 66
  • Derby Phoenix
  • Thundersport

His racing career encountered its first hurdle when he broke his hand and little finger in the first round, however, despite this he still picked up six trophies at Derby Phoenix.

Thundersport 2016

Ben competed at Thundersport GB, starting in the Stocktwins and then progressing through to the Supertwin halfway through the season, preparing himself for the 2017 Season.

Thundersport 2017

Ben competed in the Supertwins, finishing 4th in the Championship with 7 podiums across the season. He describes his best result being a double podium at Oulton Park with two 3rd places.

Thundersport & No Limits Racing 2018 

Saw Ben progress from finishing 24th in the first Thundersport GB 600 Elite race, to finish 8th by the 5th round. Had a very promising round with No Limits Racing at Croft, getting 4 top 6 finishes in the Pirelli Super Series 600 class. Competed in 2 wildcards in British Supersport with a 20th place at Cadwell Park and a 24th place at Oulton Park. Lat round of the season for No Limits Racing at Donington Park, Ben was given the opportunity to ride the Kramer HKR Evo2 bike i the Supertwins class. Ben took four 1st places in class and a 4th, two 3rd’s and a 2nd place overall in the race.

BSB & No Limits racing 2019

Ben competed in 8 rounds of racing, 3 rounds with No Limits Racing and 5 Rounds in the British Supersport series. A mixed bag of results with No Limits, from best of 8th place at Donington Park, to battling for a podium before a mechanical issue forced retirement, to a horrific weekend of confident riding in the wet at Oulton Park.

The 5 rounds of British Supersport were a bit more positive. 16th place at Oulton Park, 15th place at Cadwell Park, 17th place over at Assen and a 14th place at Donington Park.

2020 will see Ben compete in 8 rounds of the British Supersport series;

– Silverstone

– Oulton Park

– Donington Park National

– Snetterton

– Knockhill

– Brands Hatch GP

– Cadwell Park

– Donington Park GP

BSB 2022

For 2022 Ben upgraded his bike from the 13s R6 to the BN6 R6, with a slightly better overall specification of bike. Ben aimed to compete in the Quattro Group British Supersport championship again for the season, with a much deeper field of talent with the introduction of the new regulations to allow different capacity engine in.

After a couple of positive test days, went into the opening round of the championship at Silverstone with high hopes. Unfortunately during qualifying the gearbox let go and ended the weekend.

Regained confidence for the upcoming rounds; Oulton Park, Donington Park and Knockhill. All 3 were incredibly positive rounds beating PB times at all 3 circuits. Things were looking positive going to Brands Hatch, but misfortune followed with 2 engines expiring which put him out of Thruxton and potentially a couple of other rounds later in the year. The engine was rebuilt ready for Cadwell Park, where once again, Ben beat his PB time by 0.8 seconds and scored a championship point.

That, however, is where the season ended for 2022 as Ben had an accident outside of racing breaking his right ankle. So his plan for the rest of the year is to get the bike and rider ready to compete in the same class in 2023″