YOUNG Riders Fund supported rider Josh Elliott has parted company with the Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki team.

The teenager is now chasing another ride in the 2012 Metzeler National Superstock 1000 Championship after the amicable split from the team last week.

The news comes in the wake of last month’s events concerning the team’s former manager Dan Cheevers.

Team owner Pete Extance has been working hard to pull the team together so it can continue in 2012, but has been forced to cut the number of riders as result.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances we are left with no option than to drop out of the Superstock 1000 class and have explained the situation to Josh and his family,” he said.

“Both parties were aware of the issues for the last few weeks they had been left in and Josh has been released and we understand is making progress in acquiring another ride for 2012.

“All at Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki wish Josh the best of luck and hope to work with this up and coming talent in the future.”

Josh, 17, of Northern Ireland is now locked in talks to land himself a competitive ride for the 2012 season, which roars into action at Brands Hatch in 42 days.

“I want to thank Joe and Enzo the directors of Pr1mo and also Pete of Bournemouth Kawasaki for their best efforts over the past few weeks to keep my Superstock 1000 ride alive,” he said.

“We have spoken a lot since and it is unfortunate that it’s not now possible for us to work together this year.

“I regard them as good friends, am grateful for their kind wishes and in turn wish Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki riders Chris , James and Kyle all the best for 2012.”