Troy got his first motorbike at the age of 3, a Yamaha pw50, which he rode round the fields at Main house, Kelso, until it was time to race a minimoto.
At the age of 5, Troy was introduced to Alan McIntosh who runs the Scottish Minimoto Championship by Anne Tasker, Andrew and Sammy’s mum, at the Scottish motorcycle show at Ingleston Edinburgh. Two weeks later on March 24th 2014, Troy had his first go on a minimoto at Kartstart, Kirkcaldy. He had a little Polini 910 Carena ‘S’ that we bought for £300. He bumbled round with the rest of the newbies and loved his first experience. In April he had his first race where he finished 9th. 6 weeks later he was on the podium at Knockhill and continued to progress rapidly.
In 2015 we bought him a DM with a sport Polini engine, which he gelled with straight away with solid results. He finished 4th in the Junior A championship and was awarded a trophy for Most Improved Rider, presented by Stuart Easton. Troy also rode in the British Minimoto Championship in 2015 where he finished 3rd in the novice class.
In 2016 Troy won the Junior A championship in the Scottish Minimoto Championship. He also won the British Championship and finished 4th in the Production class. In addition, he won the Vicky Wilson memorial trophy for most improved rider. Troy also competed in the European Championship at Assen, Holland, where he finished 8th.
In 2017 he managed to win Junior A again and 3rd in the Production Championship (Scottish).
In 2018 Troy was moved up to the Junior B in the Scottish. He also competed in the British Coolfabracing Championship. He was on the podium at every round apart from 1, he finished 4th overall that season. 2018 was a great year for Troy – he won Junior B, Production class and the Senior Open Class and to top the season off he also received the Craig Jones Memorial Trophy for rider of the year presented by BSB riders Tarran and Taylor McKenzie. 2019 brought more success in Minimotos, with Troy winning all 3 championships.
2020 was a big year – Troy went to Brands Hatch in July to take his ACU licence test on his new Aprilia 125 RS, just one day after his 12th birthday. Naturally, he passed with flying colours! Not wasting any time, Team Jeffrey went to the Thundersport GB at Donnington Park a week later so Troy could take part in his first races on the Aprilia. He was the only 125 on the grid.
2021 brought on exciting new challenges – Troy was selected to race for Stiggy motorsport in Kilmarnock with Miguel Governo as his team boss. He raced in the Honda British Talent Cup on a Honda NSF 250R. There were 8 rounds, including races at Silverstone, Oulton Park and closer to home at Knockhill. The season was a steep learning curve, but rookie Troy proved to be a quick learner and finished at 14th place in the Championship standings, with a best place finish of 6th at Knockhill, Thruxton and Silverstone.
It’s 2022 and Troy goes from strength to strength. He has been chosen to race for Bolton-based team Mortimer Racing for the 2022 Honda British Talent Cup season, alongside team-mate Alexander Rowen.