Reigning Pirelli National Superstock champion Tom Neave will remain with Honda Racing UK in 2022, and will progress to the Bennetts British Superbike Championship to complete a four-strong rider line-up for the team.
Having won the Superstock title this year aboard the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, Neave makes his move into Bennetts BSB, where in 2018 he made his debut in the class with the Honda team, standing in at Thruxton and Cadwell Park.
As part of the Honda Superbike Challenge Programme, 2022 will be the first full season for the Lincolnshire contender in the Superbike class and after showing his potential in the Superstock series winning the title in 2021, and finishing runner-up in 2020.
Neave said: “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!”