Ricky Collard is part of a British motorsport family. His father Rob Collard has been competing in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) in BMW cars since 2008. He is behind the wheel of a BMW 125i M Sport in the 2016 season. Ricky also has a younger brother, Jordan, who is also a racing driver.
Ricky Collard celebrated his first successes in 2006 and went on to make a name for himself in kart racing in Great Britain. He celebrated numerous wins in the World Karting Championship in 2012. Even though an injury forced him to take a break in the 2013 season, he made the successful jump into Formula Ford in 2014. He finished second in that series in 2015, and was among the finalists for "BRDC Young Driver of the Year" at the renowned Autosport Awards.
Alongside his motorsport career, Collard has been working for his father’s team Collard Racing as a driving coach for a number of years and shows his clients how to improve their driving style.