It could be said that Elliott "EBB" Banks-Browne is of legendary racing stock. His grandfather, John Banks, was a household name in the 1960s and was crowned British champion four times with two world championship runner-up spots. John’s sons, Mark and Justin, followed him into the paddock – Justin winning several British schoolboy motocross championships and Mark victorious in the 125cc British motocross championship.
EBB has taken up the motocross mantle, representing the third generation of Banks in the sport. He was taken to his first motocross meeting at just five months old, and by the age of six was already racing a Kawasaki automatic 50cc. At 12-years-old, Elliott was competing in the British schoolboy championships, eventually taking the title in 2005 at the age of 15.
In 2012, Elliott took his first British Championship title in the MX2 class, and successfully defended his title the next year.
In 2014, EBB switched to a 450 to compete in the MX1 class of the British Championship with the Buildbase Honda team. Speaking about his move, Elliott appears more confident than ever: "I definitely think I can do better in MX1 than I have done in MX2". Only time will tell if he's right...Read more