British star Mel Pocock was born in Eastbourne on 19th July 1992, and made his GP debut in 2009 in the MX2 race at the Grand Prix of Benelux in Valkenswaard. He currently competes in the MX2 class of the FIM World Championship, as part of the Hitachi Construction Machinery UK KTM team.
After a 35th place overall finish in his first year in the competition, he improved the following year to finish 21st. However, it was only after he joined up with the Monster Energy Yamaha team that his performances really began to improve – after a 23rd placed finish in 2012, he finished 14th in 2013, the same year he also won the UEM EMX250 Championship.
In the Maxxis ACU British Championship, he competes in the MX2 division alongside teammates Ben Watson, James Cottrell and James Dunn. In 2012, he finished runner-up in the final standings behind Elliott Banks Browne.
Since his switch to a KTM bike at the beginning of the 2014 season, Mel has picked up some superb results in the British Championship, including victories in round 1 at Landrake, round 2 at Cadders Hill, Lyng and round 4 at Canada Heights, plus a runner-up spot behind Matiss Karro at round 5 in Skelder Bank, Whitby. With three rounds to go, Mel currently has a narrow lead over Karro in the overall standings.