Paddock Gossip with Roger Ford

In the race offices and practice paddocks round the world, there's a new name being whispered in connection with the Motorcycle World Championship.

That name? Benjamin Ford.

Ben is a little inexperienced at the age of 16 hours. But in his favour he's about nine stone lighter than the leading contenders at just 9lb 2oz.

His manager - Roger Ford - has high hopes for his new prodigy. "We know Ben's got a long way to go. But he's already proved how keen he is; he's been making motorcycle noises all day" said Roger "or perhaps it was just wind."

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Benjamin Ford age 1 hour