Promising Hong Kong rider Cheung Wai-on leaves the SAR for Britain today hoping to hone his skills and take a step closer to becoming the first local to race professionally. Cheung, a two-time winner of the Macau motorcycling Grand Prix ACM race, has been offered the chance to develop his talent in the UK. The teenager's brilliant victory at last year's Macau Grand Prix attracted the attention of UK-based international motorcycle Grand Prix commentator and former team owner, Chris Carter, who has put together a programme in the UK for Cheung - including a race at the famous Brands Hatch circuit. Carter said: 'It is obvious that Cheung has an exceptional talent, but it is vital that the right people in Europe are able to see him race, so that we can decide the correct level at which he should compete next year. 'It would be a tragedy if such talent is wasted due to lack of funding. From what I have seen, he has the natural ability to complete at an international level.' Cheung is paying for his own way but hopes to find around $50,000 sponsorship to reimburse his expenses, such as race entry fees, mechanics, parts, airfares and accommodation.