Rider Number 68 Date of Birth 28/05/1995
Tom Neave is a rising star in British racing and at just 23-years old he already has a wealth of experience behind him. Born into a farming family in Lincolnshire, it was assumed he’d work in the family business but the riding bug hit when Tom and his twin brother (Tim) were brought a 50cc quad bike aged nine.
Tom eventually started competing on two wheels when he was 15-years old, entering the UK Junior Flattrack Championship winning the series that year. In 2012 he won the Mini Bike Flattrack Championship.
In 2013 Tom competed in the Thundersport GB minitwin series taking race wins and also in the Superprestigo qualifier race finishing 3rd. In 2014 he again took part in the Superprestigo race where he qualified 4th from 56 riders (0.1 seconds behind Marc Marquez). 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 where he enjoyed many race wins. 2016 was his first year racing in the British Superbike support National Superstock 600 Championship where he finished the year 17th; taking two 6th places and several top-15s.
The next year he finished 5th in National Superstock scoring three wins, a 2nd place and claiming two pole positions, as well as a setting a new lap record at Cadwell Park; he was also again selected for the Superpresitgio race.
In 2018 Tom moved into the National Superstock 1000 Championship, Although missing the first few rounds due to injury he finished 2nd at Knockhill and 3rd at Brands Hatch – where he also took the pole position. But it was ahead of the seventh round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, when a call from Honda’s team manager changed his year.
Tom was drafted in to ride the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 at Thruxton and Cadwell Park, stepping in for injured Dan Linfoot. He impressed with his first time on a Superbike and finished in the points in 12th and 15th at his home-round at Cadwell. Tom finished the 2018 season in BSB competing at Silverstone and Oulton Park with the Halsall Racing team and wrapped up the year on his own bike at Brands Hatch.
For 2019 Tom returns to the Honda Racing team in the National Superstock 1000 Championship, as Honda make their return to the series.
Machine: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2
Birthplace: Lincoln, England
2019: National Superstock 1000 Championship (Honda)
2018: National Superstock 1000 Championship
2nd Knockhill / 3rd Brands Hatch / Pole Position Brands Hatch
Bennetts British Superbike Championship (Honda)
12th and 15th Cadwell Park
Time Attack Champion
Unofficial outright Superstock 1000 lap record – Cadwell Park
2017: 5th National Superstock 600 Championship
Selected for Superprestigio race
2016: 17th National Superstock 600 Championship
2015: Thundersport Elite 600 Championship
2014: 4th Superprestigio qualifier
2013: Thundersport GM minitwin series
3rd Superprestigio qualifier
2011: UK Junior Flattrack Champion