Racing team devastated following theft of van and bikes

Holeshot Racing has suffered a loss of more than £100,000

Holeshot Racing van

A racing team has been left devastated after thieves stole its van and racing bikes, before setting the vehicle alight.

Jarrod Jack Frost and his team Holeshot Racing arrived in the UK from Northern Ireland on Thursday 17th August, with the plan to run a number of its top-speed bikes at Elvington World Wheelie Weekend in North Yorkshire.

But only hours later thieves struck, taking the team's Mercedes Sprinter van during the night from a hotel car park near Elmet, Leeds.

Inside the van were three Hayabusa Turbo Top Speed bikes, three mountains bikes – two of which were Specialised camber 29ers and one a Giant – a Snap-on roll cab complete with tools, spare wheels and tyres and leathers, helmets and various other items of kit.

Appealing on Facebook at 2am on Friday, August 18th, Frost wrote: “Words can't describe. Our van has just been stolen in last couple of hours. Near Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds. Reward for return.”

However, the van was found burnt out in a field later that day, with two of the Hayabusa Turbo Top Speed bikes inside – including Frost’s own Land Speed Record Hayabusa.

Frost’s sister Caroline Frost told Visordown: “As I am sure you can imagine we are all very upset; words cannot describe how devastated Jarrod is right now. He has worked so hard for many years to build his business and put an extraordinary amount of time and money into building these top speed bikes.

“Jarrod has had an overwhelming amount of support from his friends and family, but this is an absolute nightmare for his as the van is insured, but unfortunately the contents in transit are not.

“This is a loss of over £100,000.”

A fundraiser set up for Frost has so far raised £3,235 of its £40,000 target. To donate, click here