BIKER Jordan Watling can ride this year with a weight off his mind.
Funding within motorsport, at any level, is crucial to success and it had a bearing on the 20-year-old rider’s progress last year in the Triumph series.
The Conisbrough youngster even loaned money from the bank in order to race, but he’s thankful this year to have the backing which should allow him to reach his potential.
Watling said: “We still need £3,500 - £4,000 to see the season out, but we don’t have to be looking for that until July.
“I’ve got backing from Weldricks Chemists, Brewster McBride recruitment, Swinton Performance Centre, Signet I.D, jtek instruments, Doncaster van centre and GRmotorsport but I’m always on the lookout for more: “Last year we ran out of money part of the way through. I couldn’t afford to crash the bike because we had to sell it at the end of the season.”
Watling now enters the ultra-competitive British National Junior Superstock series, with the first meet of the season is at Brands Hatch on Easter weekend.
He’s hopeful of placings in the top end of the field most weekends.
Doncaster will also be represented by Balby’s James Rose.