It could be said that Elliott 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.
Elliott 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.
Elliott hopes to build on the success of his father and grandfather by bringing home a world championship title at least once in his motocross career. To date, he has competed in the British Championship and raced in international events, including the world Grand Prix. In 2012, Elliott won the Maxxis British Championship, having previously picked up the MX2 Red Bull Pro Nationals Champion title in 2011.Read more