Tom Neave steps up to Superbike for the 2022 season
The 2022 season is set to be an exciting one for Tom Neave, who will make the next step in his racing career, as he moves up into the Bennetts British Superbike Championship with Honda Racing UK.
Moving into the premier class after an incredible three years with the Honda team, which saw him crowned the 2021 Pirelli National Superstock champion, as well as runner-up in the series in 2020, Tom will make his debut for the full-season in the British Superbike class, having had a taste in 2018 at two rounds.
Signing for the fourth consecutive year with the Lincolnshire-based Honda squad, Tom lines up on the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP alongside teammates Glenn Irwin, Ryo Mizuno and Takumi Takahashi. Tom’s move up to Superbike is part of the Honda Superbike Challenge Program, which is designed to support racers competing in national championships worldwide, to take further steps in their racing careers.
“I’m not sure I can sum this up into a short one really but racing in the Superbike series is what I have worked towards since I started on tarmac, but certainly since I have been with Honda the aim was always to get into Superbike. I’ve served my apprenticeship finishing as runner-up in 2020 and this year becoming the Superstock champion, and now it’s time to graduate up to the next level, where the real work starts! I have never been so motivated to make it happen and can’t wait to figure it all out and just get testing on the Superbike now, it’s finally become a reality and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you to Honda Racing UK, Harv, Neil and everyone who has stood by, believed and worked with me to make this happen – 2022 I can’t wait!”