A Yorkshire-born, up-and-coming motorbike racer is one step closer to achieving his dream of becoming a professional superbike racer thanks to sponsorship from a Malton Laser.
Scott Ogden, from Doncaster, has been racing motorbikes since the age of six and his talent was recently spotted by Charles Corner, managing director of full service sheet metalwork manufacturer, Malton Laser. Charles is an avid motorbike racer himself and recognised 13-year-old Scott as one of the most promising young riders in his field.
To help progress his career, Malton Laser has financially supported Scott by gifting him the necessary funds to enter the Microlise Cresswell Racing Team in the British Superbike Motostar support series.
Scott said: “Motorbike racing is my number one passion and thanks to my generous sponsors, I’ve been able to partake in races I may not have been able to compete in otherwise. I’m really grateful to Malton Laser for helping me reach the class I am competing in today and I hope to do everyone proud in my future races.”
After his debut in 2010 aged just six, Scott has continued to show incredible potential with a vast number of podium wins and pole positions in a plethora of races, including winning the GP70 championship in 2016.
Charles Corner, managing director of Malton Laser, said: “Being a keen motorbike racer myself, I quickly recognised how talented Scott is and felt strongly about helping him in his endeavor to become a competitive superbike racer. By sponsoring him, we have given him the necessary funds to enter into the British Superbike Motorstar support series, an exciting moment in Scott’s racing career, which we are positive he will excel in.
“It’s a proud moment for the Malton Laser team to see Scott racing with the company logo on his bike, and we are pleased to be able to offer our support to such a keen and dedicated young racer.”
Malton Laser specialises in providing a full sheet metalwork service, from laser cutting and pressing to fabricating, powder coating and assembly.
The company recently announced increased growth for the third consecutive year, after investing heavily in the latest fabrication technology.
The company has reported a turnover of £2.2 million for the past year, an increase of 18% compared to the previous 12 months. Moving forward, Malton Laser is aiming to increase its turnover by a further 20% over the next year, in order to position the business as one of the most forward-thinking, cutting-edge companies in the industry.