British number one Tommy Searle competes in the premier MX1 class of the FIM World Motocross Championship for Team Floride Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki. Born in Pembury, Kent on 13th June 1989, he turned pro in 2006, and managed to secure an eighth place finish overall in his debut MX2 season, despite being only 17 years of age.
In both 2007 and 2008, he finished in second place overall in the MX2 Championship – in 2007, he picked up moto wins at the Grand Prix of Sweden and Great Britain as well as seven podium finishes, and in 2008, he remained in contention for first place until the last race of the season, winning four GPs over the course of the year.
After an injury-affected spell in the USA with KTM, he returned to the MX2 World Championship for the 2011 season with CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit, finishing third overall with two GP wins. He would have performed even better had it not been for a series of poor starts, which allowed rivals Ken Roczen and Jeffrey Herlings to establish unassailable leads.
In 2012, he went one better, finishing second behind Herlings, and his victory at the GP of Great Britain saw him become the third most successful British motocross GP rider of all time in terms of number of GPs won. For 2013 he moved up to MX1, and his season was characterised by some exciting charges through the field as he learnt the nuances of the powerful Kawasaki KX450F, finishing sixth overall.