Second place for Honda Racing and Tom Neave in the 2020 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship

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Honda Racing and Tom Neave have finished second in the 2020 National Superstock 1000 Championship with the brand-new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP.

After a consistent year with either a win or a podium scored at all but two events, Tom finished runner-up to rival Chrissy Rouse by 26 points, after crashing out of the final race of the year on the opening lap at the 2.4-mile Kent circuit. 
 
Lincolnshire-ace Tom, racked up a total of four wins across the season with two podiums, scoring more wins than anyone else in the Superstock class over the 10 races, as well as setting a new lap record at Donington's National Circuit, which has been a superb showing for the 2020 Fireblade SP in its debut racing year.

Teammate Davey Todd also enjoyed a good season aboard the new Fireblade as he made his return to short circuit racing after a four-year break. Consistently in the points with a number of top-ten finishes, Davey wrapped up the season 12th overall. 

2020 National Superstock 1000 Honda Racing Stats:

Wins:

Round 1 - Donington Park National
Round 2 - Snetterton 300
Round 3 - Silverstone National Circuit
Round 5 - Donington Park GP

Podiums:

Round 3 - Silverstone National Circuit - 3rd
Round 5 - Donington Park GP - 3rd

Lap Record:
Round 1 - Donington Park National - Superstock Lap Record: 1:07.419

Pole Positions:
Round 1 - Donington Park National - Race 2
Round 3 - Silverstone National Circuit - Race 2
Round 5 - Donington Park GP - Race 1

National Superstock 2020

Brands Hatch GP, Round 10

Pos. Name No. Team Constructor Time/Gap Pts.
1 Danny Kent 52 Morello Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki 20:38.083 25
2 Dan Linfoot 4 Bathams BMW BMW +0.044 20
3 Chrissy Rouse 69 Crowe Performance BMW +0.566 16
4 Lewis Rollo 6 IN Competition/Aprilia Aprilia +1.591 13
5 Billy McConnell 3 Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW +1.614 11
6 Tim Neave 14 Hawk Racing Suzuki +6.663 10
7 Keith Farmer 33 Buildbase Suzuki Suzuki +10.264 9
8 Luke Hedger 12 CPD Kawasaki Kawasaki +13.282 8
9 Jordan Weaving 34 Jones Dorling Racing Suzuki +17.073 7
10 Ian Hutchinson 44 Edwards 1902 BMW BMW +20.017 6
11 Shane Richardson 28 Astro-JJR Racing BMW BMW +21.019 5
12 Davey Todd 74 Honda Racing Honda +21.167 4

#68 Tom Neave

It's been a great season and I have enjoyed every minute of it, I've learnt so much and made a massive improvement as a rider from all angles this year. Today, was going to be win or bin, everything was on the line, it was all in and unfortunately it didn't pay off this time. I tried my hardest, but there was always going to be two outcomes and today it was bin. It's my first crash this year in a race, but we've still had more wins than anyone else, six podiums and a lap record, so all in all it's been mega! I want to say a big thank you to Honda Racing and everyone involved. We'll come back stronger next year! 

#74 Davey Todd

In all honesty this season, it's been tough, but if someone had told me the results we've been getting and consistently in the points and the top-ten all year I'd have taken that at the start of the year. I didn't expect to come back after four years out to be in the mix and we've been in the mix and battling at the front in a few races, which has been nice, but you always want more as a racer. I look now and say I wanted better and wanted to do more, but it was always going to be development with a new machine. The team have worked so hard to give us a great package and it's been a real pleasure riding the 2020 Fireblade, getting to develop it and learn with it, I've learnt a lot myself too so it's been an exciting year.