Top mainland riders Huang Shizhao and He Zixian hope to compete in all 17 legs of the 250cc World Championship in 2006 with one magic word needed to make it happen: sponsorship. Encouraged by their performance at this month's China Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit, where they were given a wild card to compete, the riders from Zhuhai-based China Arlen Ness-BG Racing want to complete a full season in the highly competitive championship. 'You learn so much from one race and it would be great if we get sponsorship so we can complete a whole season at the highest level. That's the best way to really improve as a rider,' said Huang, 2001 and 2002 All China 125cc champion. 'We had a great experience racing against the top guys in Shanghai. If we could do that for the whole season, we will become better riders. I am sure of that.' But competing against the world's elite, and for the full season, does not come cheap, as BG Racing boss Steven Tsui Sing-chai knows only too well. 'We really want the pair to compete the whole season of 17 rounds, but the problem is that you need quite a big budget to do that,' said Tsui. 'Hopefully, people will start noticing what we have achieved and we can attract sponsorship. I believe it will cost anything up to US$3 million for them to compete the full season. 'We are currently talking to Yamaha and they could help us in the long run. 'Huang and He's performance in Shanghai recently was very satisfying. He finished 20th in the race ahead of Huang, who finished 21st. If we get sponsorship and they compete the whole season, I am sure they will become better riders and they wouldn't have to worry about qualifying, which was the case in Shanghai.'