Funding fight for rider

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Bury St Edmunds-born motorcycle rider Emma Selway fears she may have to withdraw from the rest of the BMCRC Rookie 600 Championship due to a lack of funding.

In order to race at the 
remaining rounds she is looking for a total of £6,000 and can offer advertising space on her bike, leathers, helmet, website and personal car.

“It would be a great shame to have to withdraw from the rest of the 2014 season when I have made so much progress thus far,” said Selway. “Everyone knows my bike — it’s blue and fluorescent pink.

“Along with my matching leathers and helmet, I am the most noticeable bike on the grid and I have so many people approach me and congratulate me on how well I am getting on, the vast majority of whom I have never met before.”

After a difficult start to the season, she was knocking on the door of the top 10 at Silverstone in round three.

Selway’s grandfather was the inspiration behind her switch from four wheels to two this year, but he passed away last month.

“My 2014 season will 
be dedicated to my granddad Dr Maurice Machado, aka Tony Mac — a bike 
racer over 50 years ago in India — who passed away on April 10 of this year,” said Selway.

“I have his picture as a sticker on my bike so he rides with me every time I’m on track.”

To contact Selway about sponsorship, log on to www.emmaselway.com or facebook.com/emmaselwayracing