March 8 2012.

Specialist sport protection manufacturer Forcefield Body Armour has enjoyed a busy winter period signing up riders to support during the 2012 race season and has now confirmed sponsorship deals with a host of top riders competing in road racing, British Superbikes, British Supersport, National Superstock, and GP125 championships.

Ryan Farquhar continues to use Forcefield in Road Racing and is joined by new team mate Jamie Hamilton, as well as Ollie Lindsell and Simon Andrews, who will be competing in various events throughout the year, including the TT and North West 200.

British Superbike riders include Buildbase BMW's Dan Linfoot and Barry Burrell, plus Tristan Palmer who will be riding a GB Moto Honda.

In the British Supersport class, Forcefield has gained some of the best riders in the paddock, with Gearlink Kawsaki's Ben Wilson, Smiths Triumph's Billy McConnell, Seton Yamaha's Sam Warren, Oxford TAG Triumph's Christian Iddon and also up and coming youngster Appleyards Macadams' Deane Brown; all riders who are capable of top results this season.

In the National Superstock 1000 class, Forcefield is supporting six riders, with CN Racings' Danny Buchan, PBM's Keith Farmer, Padgett riders Adam Jenkinson and Joe Dickinson and Gary Beardsley who goes into his second season wearing Forcefield.

The National Superstock 600 Championship will see Forcefield supporting Billy McConnell's team-mate at Smiths Triumph, Johnny Blackshaw, and also long-standing Forcefield user Josh Wainwright. Wainwright tested the Forcefield Body Armour in a serious crash last year at the final round at Brands Hatch, where he was hit in the back by a number of other machines. He sustained only minor injuries and credited his Forcefield back protector with saving him from serious injury. Also in the Stock 600 class will be the remaining Seton Yamaha riders, Ben Burke, Mark Wilkinson and Bjorn Estment.

In the 125 Class is the youngest Forcefield supported rider, 15-year-old Bradley Hughes. Bradley completed his first season in the British 125 class last season and is looking forward to his second competitive year in the class.

Forcefield are also supporting Gary Johnson in 2012. Gary will race for Honda UK in the National Superstock 1000 class, the World Endurance for the Honda Legends Team, and on the roads with Padgetts in Superstock and the Superbike classes, and his own privately run Supersport team for the roads with Lincs Lifting and Callmac Scaffolding - a busy year for the super quick rider from Lincolnshire.