Just occasionally you come across someone with a special, undeniable talent and when you can do something to help them on their way, you don’t think twice.
That’s how we felt when we met Storm Stacey. Storm is a 14-year-old motorcyle racing prodigy with a massive future in front of him.
He is nowhere more at home than sat on a motorbike. That’s why, in the 2017 season, he secured for himself the third step of the podium in the national Moto 3 series, on the undercard of the prestigious British Superbikes championship – and Storm was the youngest rider on the track.
So young, in fact, that he can’t just take off to do track days and hone his skill whenever he wants, because you need to be 16 to do that on almost every circuit, so he spends as much time as possible on dirt bikes and flat trackers, continuing his practice at being one with the machine.
Storm has raced in the US, in Spain, Holland and all over the UK. This year he’s been selected by Dorna, the promoters of Moto GP, to be one of the riders in the British Talent Cup, Dorna’s initiative to find and support the Moto GP stars of the future. He’ll be doing that while still taking part in Moto 3 with his team, FPW Racing.
But this success doesn’t come easy. There’s not a lot of money in the junior classes and Storm has to find a lot of expenses for himself, including the costs of travelling and staying all around the country throughout and the season. There are not inconsiderable costs to getting on the track too.
This young man, who lives in Eccleshall, needs the support of the business community to make his dreams come true. He’s a thoroughly likeable and totally driven guy who has kept on keeping on, even having lost his dad in 2016 –the man who gave him his first motorbike and took him to the USA and Spain to hone his fledgling skills.
We’re on board, providing publicity support and we’ve just built and launched Storm’s first website.
Have a look, find out more and if you think your business could support Storm for the 2018 season (and benefit from doing so!), please use the contact details on the site to get in touch.
Wouldn’t it be great to be part of getting him, one day, onto the Moto GP podium?!