THE Young Riders Fund is delighted to announce it will continue to support rising stars Josh Elliott and Niall Campbell in 2012.

The news follows a poll among supporters and friends of the fund where 64% voted to remain with both riders for a final season, following on from a successful collaboration in 2011.

In 2012, Elliott will return to the UK racing scene having recently signed with Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki to contest the Metzeler National Superstock 1000 Championship following two solid seasons in the European Superstock 600 Championship.

The 17-year-old from Ballinamallard, Northern Ireland, said: “I’m delighted to be a part of the young riders fund again for 2012. Everyone involved is very supportive and they are great bunch of people. I’m looking forward to meeting a lot more of them this year at BSB. I will be working extremely hard to achieve my goals and fly the flag for the YRF this season.”

Campbell, 18, of Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, will return to the Metzeler National Superstock 600 series for a third season, and his second with the Grant Racing squad.

“I’ve had a great experience previously with the YRF and I’m looking forward to continuing to receive their backing,” he said. “The fund’s support has really helped motivate me and has given me extra confidence. I’m very excited about the 2012 season and hope to share some great moments with the YRF and its supporters.”

The Young Riders fund is a unique organisation which was created by a group of passionate motorcycle racing fans who wanted to get involved and offer some sort of help to the sport they love.

It gives a small amount of financial assistance to its riders as well as offering valuable support in all aspects of their racing career. Riders are chosen by a nomination and vote system among supporters.

Lee Vasey from the Young Riders Fund added: We are delighted to be supporting Niall Campbell and Josh Elliott again this year.

“Both of them have carried the YRF banner well previously, and coming into their final year with us have expressed an eager interest in helping promote the YRF and helping future riders in any way they can.

 “This is exactly the positive spirit that we saw in both riders from the very beginning and can see only great things for both of them going forward into 2012.”