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Elliott Banks Browne

Two-time British MX2 champion Elliott Banks Browne comes from distinguished stock – his grandfather was John Banks, a four-time British champion, and uncle Mark was also a British champion. It comes as no surprise to learn that Elliott was taken to his first motocross meeting at just five months old, and by the age of six was racing a 50cc Kawasaki automatic.

The year after becoming Red Bull Pro Nationals MX2 champion in 2011, Elliott became the third generation of the family to win a British Championship, with a series of consistent performances in the MX2 competition. He won overall in three of the eight rounds, and came second in two more, and took the title by just five points from Mel Pocock.

In 2013, he proved his performance the previous year was no fluke by defending his title in fine style, winning by 41 points from Stephen Lenoir. However, it was a different story in the World Championship, where a series of technical issues and set-up problems left him struggling to compete, and he eventually finished back in 19th place.

For 2014, riding for the Buildbase Honda team, EBB switched to a 450 to compete in the MX1 class of the British Championship – after an extended period of disruption due to various injuries, he finally returned to somewhere near his best form as he scored a fifth place overall at round seven at Cusses Gorse. He also starred in the Arenacross Series, winning the Liverpool leg of the competition, and the new MX Nationals series.


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