Rider Number 68 Date of Birth 28/05/1995
Tom Neave is a rising star in British racing and at just 24-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.
Since then Tom has competed, with success, in the Junior Flattrack Championship and the Mini Bike Flattrack Championship – both of which he won. 2013 saw him compete 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 (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 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 Tom moved into the National Superstock 1000 Championship, although missing the first few rounds due to injury, he finished second at Knockhill and third at Brands Hatch. It was the same year where he debuted for Honda Racing after being drafted in to ride the Fireblade at Thruxton and Cadwell Park standing in for injured Superbike rider Dan Linfoot.
2019 was Tom’s first-full year with the Honda team in the National Superstock 1000 Championship where he enjoyed a successful development year, and scored a third-place podium at his home round at Cadwell Park. Sadly, Tom’s season came to a premature end when he crashed out at the penultimate round of the championship fracturing his left foot, to see him wrap up the season seventh overall.
For the 2020 season, Tom will continue in the National Superstock 1000 class aboard the all-new Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, where he hopes to be fighting at the sharp end to lift the championship trophy.
Machine: Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP
Birthplace: Lincoln, England
– National Superstock 1000 Championship (Honda)
– 7th National Superstock 1000 Championship (Honda)
– National Superstock 1000 Championship
– 2nd Knockhill / 3rd Brands Hatch / Pole Position Brands Hatch
– British Superbike Championship (Honda) 12th and 15th Cadwell Park
– Time Attack Champion
– Unofficial outright Superstock 1000 lap record – Cadwell Park
– 5th National Superstock 600 Championship
– Selected for Superprestigio race
– 17th National Superstock 600 Championship
– Thundersport Elite 600 Championship
– 4th Superprestigio qualifier
– Supertwin series
– Thundersport GM minitwin series
– 3rd Superprestigio qualifier
– UK Junior Flattrack Champion