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Bridgestone backing motocross-mad Morgan

A 10-year-old sporting starlet from the West Midlands is gearing up for 2015 in the best style possible, after Bridgestone fuelled his motocross ambitions with high-profile sponsorship – just two years after he chose his bike over a football opportunity with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Morgan Evans, from Himley, has been behind the throttle of a bike since the age of seven and has grabbed the attention of the world’s largest tyre manufacturer following an amazing 12 months, when he won three championships with his Warley Wasps motocross club.

Bridgestone’s backing, featuring a supply of tyres and clothing, represents a degree of justification for Morgan, who was given the ultimatum of football or motocross after being invited to train at Wolves’ Compton academy.

Dad John said: “Bridgestone approached us over Christmas. They said they had been really impressed by Morgan in 2014 and wanted to sponsor him this year to underline their commitment to young talent in the sport.

“It means so much to get the backing of a brand like Bridgestone and we really can’t thank them enough for their support.”

John said that Morgan’s decision to walk away from football was a surprise, but a pleasant one. “It was the Wolves or motocross, as Morgan wouldn’t be allowed to put himself at risk by riding at the same time.

“He chose motocross.”

http://www.bridgestone.co.uk/moto/

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