Guest Profile – British Superbike racer – Tom Neave
An emerging star of the BSB Championship at just 26, Neave is going into his fourth season with the Honda Racing UK team and was crowned the Pirelli National Superstock Champion in 2021.
Neave will be joining us at The British Motor Show on the Honda Bikes Stand with his Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, as well as featuring on the Live Stage.
Originally from a farming family in Lincolnshire, Neave got the taste for life on 2 wheels when he and his twin brother (Tim) were brought a 50cc quad bike aged just nine.
Since then Neave has gone for strength to strength, with success in Junior Flattrack Championship and the Mini Bike Flattrack Championship – both of which he won. In 2013 he competed in the Thundersport GB minitwin series taking race wins and also in the Superprestigo qualifier race, where he finished third.
In 2014 he again took part in the Superprestigo race where he qualified fourth from 56 riders The same year he raced in the Supertwin series taking six consecutive pole positions and smashing four lap records by over a second.
In 2015 Tom graduated from Supertwin to Superstock 600 in the Thundersport Elite 600 Championship and in 2016 he moved into the National Superstock 600 Championship. The next year he finished fifth in National Superstock scoring three wins, a second place and claiming two pole positions.
In 2018 Neave moved into the National Superstock 1000 Championship, and in the same year debuted for Honda Racing standing in for injured Superbike rider Dan Linfoot at Thruxton and Cadwell Park.
Neaves 2019 season – his first full year with Honda in the National Superstock 1000 championship came to a premature end when he crashed out at the penultimate round of the championship fracturing his left foot, to see him place seventh overall.
During the 2020 season Neave impressed in what was the debut year for the new Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP where in the Superstock 1000 class, where despite having more than double the race wins of his rivals, narrowly missed out on the title to finish as runner-up in the shortened season.
Neave lifted the 2021 Superstock crown after a thrilling end to the season, which saw him dominate the Pirelli Superstock Championship for another year.
Neave will be joining the Honda Bikes stand with his Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP on Friday 18th, so make sure to head down to the Bridgestone Motorsport Hall for your chance to meet a true BSB star.