November 4 2011.

RHL Activities Ltd and the Auto Cycle Union (ACU) have announced a new British Youth Nationals motocross series for 2012.

Over the past 20 years RHL has organised some of the biggest off-road events in the UK, including a number of British Grand Prix races and the famous RHL Beach Race at Weston-Super-Mare.

RHL believes the championship needs to return its focus to nurturing UK talent into future champions and although the format  will remain largely the same as the BYMX series which it replaces, there will be an additional class for 50cc Auto riders.

"This will be one of our biggest challenges ever," said Gareth Hockey of RHL. "It is something we are very passionate about and it will lead us to create future British world champions and develop the sport in a positive and proactive manner. With the current financial climate here in the UK, we are conscious of costs, so the aim is to keep people racing and build a solid platform over the next five years."

Every rider who signs up for the championship will be automatically enrolled into the RHL Academy, with access to a range of professional training and advice.

For more information on the 2012 British Youth Nationals visit www.rhlactivities.com  

2012 British Youth Nationals Calendar:

Round 1 - April 8th/9th Howton Court, Pontrilas

Round 2 - May 19th/20th Salters Lane, Wyham

Round 3 - June 9th/10th Wooley Grange, Newcastle

Round 4 - August 4th/5th FatCat Moto Parc, Doncaster

Round 5 - September 21st/22nd Wroxton, Banbury

Round 6 - September 29th/30th Grittenham, Royal Wootton Bassett