Belfast rider Andy Reid’s participation in the final two British Motostar races at Silverstone and Brands Hatch could be in doubt due to a lack of funding.
Reid, from Jordanstown, competes for RS Racing in the class and has been riding the injured Catherine Green’s 125cc Honda.
He has competed in a handful of rounds this season, claiming a series of impressive results including third at Oulton Park and second at Cadwell Park.
Reid was also riding high at Donington until machine trouble thwarted his chances of another podium result.
The 19-year-old has bounced back from a bad injury, which left him sidelined for the best part of two years after he broke his femur in a pre-season test crash in Spain.
Reid produced another tenacious performance at the most recent round of the championship at Assen on his first visit to the legendary Dutch circuit, but was later excluded from the results after Race Control deemed a number of overtaking moves by the Northern Ireland teenager as unsafe.
He still crossed the line in fourth place, but was denied the chance of adding more points to his championship tally following disqualification.
The penultimate round of the British Motostar series takes place this weekend at Silverstone, with the final race following at Brands Hatch on October 20.
Reid, though, is facing an uphill climb financially in order to compete in the last two rounds.
“It’s not easy these days to get sponsorship and I’ve family and friends helping me out, but we’re paying the costs mostly ourselves,” Reid said. “The travel costs are quite high and it takes about £1,000 all in for each round. “Hopefully we can get enough together for the last two races because I’m enjoying the riding in the class and we’ve managed to get some decent results.”
Andy can be contacted on: 07769553009.