How Rad Are You: Ben Young

Ben Young is a Scotish born pro motorcycle racer residing in Canada. He is the 2019 MOPAR CSBK Pro Superbike Champion. He's a rider with tremendous international experience, including World Grand Prix and has proven to be a top contender in many championships. 

 

Discover more below:  

 

IN ALL SERIOUSNESS

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Where are you from?

Bathgate, Scotland

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Outgoing, Motivated, Dedicated

What's the best part about your sport?

The speed and thrill on two wheels. 

How did you start racing?

My dad was racing and it was just a natural progression.

Favourite track(s)?

Road America, Sachsenring, Silverstone, the list goes on!

Greatest accomplishment yet as an Athlete? 

Becoming the 2019 Canadian SBK Champion.

Do you have a pre-race ritual and/or superstition?

I do! I always put my left boot and left glove on first. 

If you were not racing, what would you do as a career?

I've always fancied to be an undercover cop. 

What does the word "Rad" mean to you?

Someone inspirational and an all around good person. 

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OUTSIDE TRACK LIMITS

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What’s your guiltiest pleasure?

I would say ice cream, although we are 2 months into 2020 and I haven't touched any yet. I guess I am doing pretty well!

What’s something you wish you didn’t spend so much money on?

My car! Just had to get new brakes and rotors on it. 

You are stuck on an island, you can pick one food to eat forever without getting tired of it, what would you eat?

G2 grape Gatorade for a drink and I would have to say any kind of pasta. 

One thing you can't live without?

Motorcycles.  

If you could switch lives with someone for a day who would it be?

Lewis Hamilton. I souls love to have the chance to drive an F1 car and see how the sports varies. 

If your life was a song what would the title be?

What's by age again? From Blink 182. 

Best advice ever?

Don't let anyone bring you down, get it the right mindset and let the doubters motivate you. 

Who’s one person or company you think everyone should be following on social media?

Well definitely a few! Jerry of the day for the daily entertainment. 

Which Moradness hat is your favourite? 

Has to be the Lumberplaid. I love the maple leaf under the brim!

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*You can follow Ben on Instagram @benyoung


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