AN Old Hall motorcyclist who hung up his helmet after the birth of his daughter has his eyes set on a successful season in a national championship.

Andy Duncan gave up riding his bike on the roads five years ago but found the allure of the track too tempting to resist, with the 42-year-old making a return to competitive racing in Thundersport GB’s Golden Era Superbikes Championship last year.

“I have been riding an awful long time, but I gave up riding on the roads when my daughter Sydney was born,” he said.

“It all started again because of a track day three years ago, which I enjoyed more than I could have ever imagined.”

He made a successful return to the track in last season’s championship, finishing 10th of 46 riders in the competition for 1000cc V-twins and 750cc four-cylinder machines.

But after missing out on almost half of the nine rounds last year, Duncan, who rides an Aprilia RSV 1000, is hoping to gain some additional funding to ensure he can compete in every round of the televised competition in 2013.

“The guys who finished ahead of me last year were able to compete in most of the rounds,” he said.

“This year I would love to ride in them all and improve my final position, but I need sponsorship to do that.”

If you are interested in sponsoring Andy Duncan, e-mail for more information.

Thundersport GB events 2013

February 24: Mallory Park (ACU-CTC course and General Test Day); March 8-10: Brands Hatch Indy – Invicta Challenge; March 30-April 1: Donington Park GP – Robert Fearnall Trophy; April 26-28: Snetterton 200 – Ace of Clubs; May 25-27: Cadwell Park – King of the Mountain; June 21-22: Oulton Park – inc. Adam Boyle Trophy; July 26-28: Rockingham International – Thunder at the Rock; August 24-26: Anglesey – Moto Super-Prix of Wales; September 27-29: Mallory Park – Master of Mallory; October 25-27: Donington Park National – Duke of Donington.