THE Young Riders Fund today announces the newest member of the YRF Juniors initiative for 2012.

James Alderson, 10, of County Durham has been named as the second youngster to become part of the new scheme.

The youngster has already been tipped as one of the stars of the future as he prepares to tackle a busy season which will see him compete in two championships.

Piloting a Polini GP6 4.12 Junior and a Polini GP5, he will make his third appearance in the Scottish Minimoto Championship as well as make his British Championship debut.

And he is looking to build on his results from 2011, when he rode in the Junior C and Featherweight Production classes, picking up a number of podiums on the way to finishing the season in third and second spots respectively.

James’ successful second season followed a strong rookie year, where he finished fourth in the Junior A class and was named Best Newcomer.

James is the second young stars of the future chosen to receive help from the Young Riders Fund in 2012 under the new YRF Juniors scheme, introduced last month to find budding child racing stars and give them a helping hand with non-financial help and support.

He will get the chance to attend rounds of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, meet key race personnel and spend time with the YRF’s current supported riders Josh Elliott and Niall Campbell.

He will also receive help and guidance in working with the media both local and national, and will be able to post race reports and news here on the YRF website to keep supporters up to date with his progress.

Lee Vasey of the Young Riders Fund said: “We’re really excited about James joining the YRF Juniors. He will be competing in both the British and the Scottish Championship flying the flag for the Young Riders Fund.

“Our young team is growing and with the start of the British championship just over a week away things are starting to look very positive for the riders and the Young Riders Fund.”

James will now display the YRF logo on his bike for the season and will receive branded YRF merchandise.

For more information on James Alderson see his profile here: James Alderson Profile