Sponsors sought for junior motorcyclist’s race to success

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A rising star of the motorcycle racing world is looking to attract sponsors from the Midland business circuit as he takes his next step on the road to success.

Caleb Smith, aged 12 from Solihull, already has six years’ of racing experience behind him and this year his first ever foray into the world of adult motorcycling saw him win a major championship.

In his rookie year competing on an Aprilia RS125 Caleb, who has family roots in Belfast, became the North Gloucester Road Racing Club Formula 125 champion.

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Out of eleven championship races this year he was on the podium eight times with five wins, one second and two thirds.

His success has seen him offered a place to run in the prestigious KTM Junior Cup Championship as part of the MCE British Superbike (BSB) rounds.

But Caleb’s step up comes at a cost and in order to compete at this high level he needs to attract additional sponsors to those who are already on board to help fund his racing endeavours.

Caleb’s father Simon, who himself races classic sidecars and has competed in the ultimate motorcycle endurance race the Isle of Man TT, said Caleb’s progress so far has been nothing short of amazing but to continue his progress and get to the next level he needs some help.

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He said: “Caleb’s been racing since he was six. Initially it was just a case of giving it a try but he seemed to take to it like a duck to water from day one.

“He absolutely loves the sport, has a natural aptitude for it and really wants to get as far as he can.

“Motorsport by its very nature is expensive and in order to compete at a higher level we really need to attract some sponsors.”

Sponsors are being offered something for their money too, with the KTM Junior Cup Championship getting prime television and other media coverage.

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The championship is part of British Superbike Championship – the leading road racing superbike championship in the UK and widely acknowledged as the premier domestic superbike racing series in the world.

Given the strength and quality of the racing, the championship currently enjoys the biggest level of support of any motorcycle motorsport activity in the UK with the hosting circuits reporting year on year growth in attendance.

All races are broadcast live on Eurosport and are shown in 54 countries in Europe and 17 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
There are a range of sponsorship opportunities for any individual or organisation that would like to help Caleb next year.

Anyone interested in finding out more should email Simon Smith at simon-smith@sky.com or make contact via Caleb’s website www.calebsmithracing.co.uk.