Hong Kong bike ace Cheung Wai-on has revealed that he might race a round of next year's FIM Motorcycle Road Racing World Championships at the Shanghai International Circuit if he gets an invitation from the mainland to take part. China will invite five riders from the country to race in the 125cc class of the championships, which is being held on the mainland next May for the first time and Cheung feels he deserves a chance to compete in the prestigious event as clearly the best rider in Hong Kong and China. 'I think I deserve a chance to compete because I feel I am the best rider in China in the 125cc class. I have proven time and again that I am the best rider. I am just hoping and praying that China will invite me,' said the 23-year-old. Speaking a day after he finished fourth in his class [600 cc] at the 38th Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix, Cheung said he could become the first Hong Kong rider to compete at the World Championships should China finally recognise his talent. China is hosting a round of the World Championships in Shanghai, which also successfully hosted a leg of the Formula 1 series in September, for the first time. Cheung said he hoped to take one of five places to make local history as part of the China team. China is trying to find the best riders and drivers in a fast-expanding sport on the mainland and Cheung feels he should be part of China's ambitious plans. Cheung has been Hong Kong's top rider for almost eight years, taking four victories in the ACM Trophy race in Macau, a feat unmatched by any local or overseas rider. He was given an invitation to compete in the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix for the first time this year, but rode a 600cc machine instead of the 125cc bike he is used to competing on. He did well to finish fourth in the class and 25th overall, despite not having any team sponsorship and having to build his own bike in his father's garage in Shau Kei Wan. He has been struggling to find any team sponsorship and hopes one day to race full-time. 'On Jai' is lightly built and 125cc racing best suits his size and style as he showed when he was just 16 as he set a sizzling lap record at the Zhuhai International Circuit. He clocked one minute and 54.741 seconds on a Honda RZ125 - an astounding time considering he was competing against more powerful 250cc and 400cc bikes. Cheung also gained a first and second place at the recent the China Zhuhai Motorcycle Championship, where he is lying second in the 600cc class series with two races to go. 'Racing is something I really like to do. I wish I could be given the chance to really prove myself with a proper team. I am still young and I have still a lot to learn,' said Cheung. 'I have raced in the qualifiers for the World Championships before in Japan but I failed to qualify. Perhaps with professional back-up, I can do well,' he said.