A YOUNG speedway star is in a serious condition in hospital following a collision during a race in Glasgow. 

Sam Norris, 15, from Reading, has been placed on life support after the accident during a race at Peugeot Ashfield Stadium on Sunday. 

The British Youth Championships in north Glasgow were cancelled following the crash in heat 23 of the competition. 

Sam's parents, Claire and Chris, posted an update on his condition on the racer's Facebook page. 

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They wrote: "Sam is now at paediatric intensive care unit in Glasgow, he has a serious brain injury, the staff are observing his condition. He's on life support.

"Thank to all concerned and please pray for him to get well."

Support has flooded in for the 15-year-old, with competition hosts the Glasgow Tigers tweeting their thoughts. 

They wrote: "Thank you to those who attended this afternoon’s British Youth Championship at Ashfield.

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"All our best wishes go to young Sam Norris, who was taken to hospital after a crash in heat 23. We will bring you an update on Sam's condition when we are able."

The racer's own club, Young Lions, added: "Sorry for the slow response to everyone's kind messages, but British Youth 250cc rider Sam Norris is in a serious condition in the Glasgow Hospital after a crash at the Youth Round on Sunday afternoon. 

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"Our thoughts and prayers are with Sam and his family at this time."