King's Lynn Stars rider reveals the huge financial investment needed for comeback
New King’s Lynn Stars racer Lewis Bridger has revealed the huge financial investment needed for his comeback trail.
A family member has invested £10,000 and the 31-year-old says his outlay has already amounted to double that figure; while he praised Minors and Brady Stars staff for their help.
The former British Under-21 champion said: “I need to think about sponsors and oil; who’s doing my kevlars and engines; who I can trust.
“It’s not like being a boxer where you just look after yourself; a lot of pieces have to go in place.
“I’ve bought two bikes off Cooky (former British champion Craig Cook who with Bridger has been confirmed in the Stars one-to-seven for the 2021 season) and Lewis Rose has provided an engine for a third.
“My grandad has invested over ten grand so all in all with the bikes and engine it has come close to £20,000 which you need to make the Premiership.”
The Sussex-based racer revealed more about the decision to join Lynn after being out of the sport since 2017: “I spoke to (Lynn skipper and friend) Lewis Kerr who said Erik Riss wasn’t racing over here and who mentioned it to Dale (Allitt, Stars co-promoter).
“Dale and everyone at the club have been very supportive.
“Lewis has offered me a room to stay on race days and space in the workshop; and (ex-Star) Lewis Rose has offered to help with equipment.”