Toby Moody is a British sports
commentator focused on motor
He is the worldwide voice of the MotoGP series
on Eurosport TV.
Going into 2009 will be his 14th season as trackside TV commentator
for the MotoGP series. Many American racing fans
would know him as the man who provided nightly, half-hour reports
from the Dakar Rally for Speed Channel during the month of January.
In 2005, Outdoor Life Network
picked up the
American broadcasting rights to the event, but they opted for an
American host. His commentating career began when he was 20 at the
Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb in the UK. It led to hosting the
Festival of Speed, and the 1996 500cc World Championship
When not commentating, he is the MotoGP correspondent for the
autosport.com website, and hosts many manfacturer events/ press
conferences for both the two and four wheeled interests including
some F1 work at Monaco and at Silverstone in 2009.
His background started as a former mechanic
, starting out as one at the age of 16,
working for the Benetton Formula One
team and Prodrive
during school holidays. This expanded to a
PR job for WilliamsF1
, and then running
the PR for the Nissan
Rally Team in the UK,
who won the British title twice in three years.
Kingdom, Moody is a member of the organising committee for
Walsh hillclimb, runs the
official website for the British Hill Climb
Championship and drives a single seater when the time
Indeed, 2009 saw Moody claim the 600cc class record at the Shelsley
Walsh hillclimb, taking 0.08 seconds off the record, achieving a
time of 29.31 seconds.
But since then has taken it a little lower to 29.14 on July