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MOTORSPORT: Bicester firm pin faith in Norris

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Young British motocross prospect Luke Norris is gearing up for British and European championship glory with the help of an Oxfordshire pension specialists firm.

CMS Financial Management are sponsoring the 17-year-old, from Bicester, in his second professional season and first year as one of the country’s youngest independent riders.

Norris was one of 38 riders to be hand-picked from 65 entrants to take part in this year’s British Championships, in which he will be entering every round.

A motocross rider since the age of four, he has been concentrating his efforts on developing his own team this year with the help of his family and sponsors.

Bicester-based CMS have helped to support Norris from the age of 11 after recognising his courage and talent – especially in recovering from a broken leg – to go on to become part of the 2003 GB Youth Des Nations-winning team and a runner-up in the ACU British 65cc Supercross Championships in both 2004 and 2005.

His achievements include winning the 2009 British Mini Masters Championship on a 150cc Honda, and top finishes in the British Youth and the British Supercross Championship in 2010.

This year he will enter all the Maxxis British Championship rounds, as well as European UEM championship on his 250cc bike.

His season has already got off to a fine start, as he picked up British Championship points with a best finish of 16th in the first round in Doncaster, although a crash put paid to any points in the second round at Canada Heights in Kent.

Luke expects to make a full recovery in time for the next round of the championship at Lyng in Norfolk on May 6.

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