Having been to school in Worcester, motorsport and competition was always ahead of school work. Indeed, having started as a mechanic at Benetton F1 during the school holidays when only 16 years old, this soon progressed to Prodrive rally car work and then PR responsibilities for Canon Williams F1 and Nissan Motorsports Europe in London as a full time job.
Commentary at motor sport events started at 20 years of age, soon leading to the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 1995 and then the 500cc World Championship Grand Prix a year later at the beginning of the 1996 season. Whilst this MotoGP work has continued and expanded, Toby has also been involved in commentating and TV production of World Rally Championship events for Eurosport and the Speed Channel in the USA.
Hosting Pan European press launches for Honda Europe, Marlboro Mitsubishi and executing voice overs for Jordan F1, Honda Japan, Yamaha Europe and Paris-Dakar computer games.
Toby is based in the county of Worcestershire some 30 minutes away from Birmingham International Airport.