THE Grand Prix ambitions of Bicester motocross sensation Luke Norris have been boosted by a leading retirement planning specialist.
North Oxfordshire-based CMS Financial Management is renewing its sponsorship of the 18-year-old after a back injury in an early round this season hindered his progress up the national rankings.
Luke’s outstanding talent and determination nevertheless won him the first European points of his career with placings of 18th and 22nd in Italy.
He also fought off the pain and discomfort to compete in another three of the seven European rounds in the Czech Republic, France and Holland.
Despite finishing 35th in the 2012 Maxxis British Championship, he was able to show his brilliant potential by finishing 14th and 16th in two of the races over the final two rounds of the Maxxis British Championship. The 2013 season begins next March.
A motocross rider since he was four, Luke is part of an independent team that relies on the backing of his family and sponsors, including CMS which has supported him from 12.
Dave Marler, managing director of CMS, said: “Luke is an inspiration for all young people.He first showed his ability and determination by recovering from injury to become a British youth team champion in 2003 and again fought off injury to boost his experience this season.”
The teenager, whose ambition is to win Grand Prix, tore on to the motocross scene as part of the 2003 GB Youth Des Nations winning team and as a runner-up in the ACU British 65cc Supercross championships in 2004 and 2005.
He went on to win the 2009 British Mini Masters Championship on a 150cc Honda and gained top finishes in the Maxxis British Youth Championship, British Youth Motocross Championship and the British Supercross Championship in 2010.