Tom Neave dominates aboard the Fireblade at Snetterton

Race Report
Today in glorious conditions at Snetterton, Tom Neave took a dominant victory in the 12-lap Pirelli National Superstock Championship race, making it three wins from three aboard the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP and further extending his championship lead by 24 points. 

Proving to be the man to beat all weekend Tom topped the timesheets in practice, qualifying and dominated the race from start to finish at the 2.96-mile circuit. Starting the race from Pole position Tom momentarily dropped a place, however he regained the lead at Turn 4 where he stayed for the remainder of the race, crossing the line 2.084 seconds ahead of Taylor Mackenzie in second place. Smashing the lap record at the Norfolk circuit not once, but twice during the race Tom holds the new record of 1:49.516. 

Meanwhile it's been a frustrating weekend for the teams' Bennetts British Superbike Championship riders with Glenn coming home 14th and 11th in today's races, retaining his seventh place in the championship standings with 161 points. Takumi Takahashi was not able to better his 14th place result from yesterday finishing today's two races 21st and 17th, while Ryo Mizuno retired from Race 2 and was not able to start the last race of the day due to a technical issue. 

The team now has a quick turn around ready for the next round of the championship which takes place next weekend at Silverstone's National Circuit on 10-12 September. 


#68 Tom Neave

That was probably the best fun I've had on a bike all year, normally you only pull point-one of a second each lap, but as soon as I got that two second lead on lap four or five, I enjoyed riding the Fireblade and hitting my points. Everything was working great, and I just reminded myself why I love racing bikes and why I do this. We knew coming into the weekend we can be strong here, we won here last year and we're on a winning streak at the moment. You do put pressure on yourself and my rivals have been with me all weekend, so I've had to be on my A-game, but to pull it off in that style is exactly how I wanted to win! 
Race: 1st

#2 Glenn Irwin

I think what we can take away from Snetterton is once again I’ve shown that myself and Fireblade have the ability during a qualifying session and what we can do in terms of outright pace. Maybe it’s something since yesterday’s crash, but today we had no pace whatsoever. It’s frustrating but we’ve gathered data and information with my teammates to try to narrow things down on what’s hindering us at the moment. I hope we can go to Silverstone having found some solutions. 
Race 2: 14th / Race 3: 11th

#88 Ryo Mizuno

Today was a really unlucky day for me. I had to retire from Race 2 due to a problem, and in Race 3 I had a problem before the start and couldn't start the race, which was a frustrating end to the day. Trouble can happen to anyone, so I'm going to refocus and try again next week at Silverstone.
Race 2: DNF / Race 3: DNS

#13 Takumi Takahashi

I struggled in today's races and just didn't have the same feeling as I did in qualifying and yesterday's race, so I wasn't able to better my position. I'm still struggling, but I'll be ready for a good result at the next round at Silverstone.
Race 2: 21st / Race 3: 17th

National Superstock 2021

R7 Snetterton 300, Race

Pos. Name No. Team Constructor Time/Gap Pts.
1 Tom Neave 68 Honda Racing UK Honda 22:08.276 25
2 Taylor Mackenzie 77 Bathams BMW Motorrad BMW +2.084 20
3 Billy McConnell 3 Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW +3.693 16
4 Tim Neave 14 Buildbase Suzuki Suzuki +9.530 13
5 Fraser Rogers 89 IN Competition/Aprilia Aprilia +11.296 11
6 Chrissy Rouse 1 STAUFF Fluid Power Kawasaki +11.696 10
7 Damon Rees 92 Ashcourt Racing BMW BMW +11.920 9
8 Luke Mossey 32 Bournemouth Kawasaki/HEL Performance Kawasaki +19.348 8
9 Levi Day 17 Powerslide AJN Steelstock Suzuki +19.809 7
10 Shane Richardson 28 Astro-JJR BMW BMW +19.854 6
11 Lewis Rollo 8 RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki +20.932 5
12 Richard Kerr 6 AMD Motorsport Honda +23.232 4
13 Jordan Weaving 34 Platform Hire Racing Kawasaki +26.915 3
14 Tom Oliver 50 Hawk Racing Suzuki +28.857 2
15 Davey Todd 74 Milenco by Padgetts Motorcycles Honda +31.743 1

British Superbike 2021

R7 Snetterton, Race 3

Pos. Name No. Team Constructor Time/Gap Pts.
1 Tarran Mackenzie 95 McAMS Yamaha Yamaha 9:09.255 25
2 Tommy Bridewell 46 Oxford Products Racing Ducati +0.048 20
3 Jason O'Halloran 22 McAMS Yamaha Yamaha +0.952 16
4 Gino Rea 44 Buildbase Suzuki Suzuki +1.152 13
5 Christian Iddon 21 Visiontrack Ducati Ducati +1.322 11
6 Josh Brookes 25 Visiontrack Ducati Ducati +1.515 10
7 Peter Hickman 60 FHO Racing BMW BMW +1.790 9
8 Dan Linfoot 4 TAG Racing Honda Honda +2.516 8
9 Bradley Ray 28 Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW +2.620 7
10 Kyle Ryde 77 Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW +4.138 6
11 Glenn Irwin 2 Honda Racing UK Honda +5.317 5
12 Andrew Irwin 18 Synetiq BMW Motorrad BMW +6.463 4
13 Ryan Vickers 7 RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki +7.469 3
14 Luke Stapleford 81 Buildbase Suzuki Suzuki +9.473 2
15 Rory Skinner 69 FS-3 Racing Kawasaki +9.871 1
16 Dean Harrison 5 Silicone Engineering Racing Kawasaki +10.303 0
17 Takumi Takahashi 13 Honda Racing UK Honda +12.024 0
18 Bjorn Estment 27 Powerslide/Catfoss Racing Suzuki +16.162 0

British Superbike 2021

R7 Snetterton, Race 2

Pos. Name No. Team Constructor Time/Gap Pts.
1 Jason O'Halloran 22 McAMS Yamaha Yamaha 28:58.211 25
2 Tarran Mackenzie 95 McAMS Yamaha Yamaha +0.305 20
3 Tommy Bridewell 46 Oxford Products Racing Ducati +0.885 16
4 Josh Brookes 25 Visiontrack Ducati Ducati +2.046 13
5 Gino Rea 44 Buildbase Suzuki Suzuki +2.979 11
6 Lee Jackson 14 FS-3 Racing Kawasaki +3.033 10
7 Ryan Vickers 7 RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki +6.422 9
8 Andrew Irwin 18 Synetiq BMW Motorrad BMW +6.473 8
9 Rory Skinner 69 FS-3 Racing Kawasaki +8.972 7
10 Peter Hickman 60 FHO Racing BMW BMW +10.857 6
11 Christian Iddon 21 Visiontrack Ducati Ducati +11.247 5
12 Bradley Ray 28 Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW +11.268 4
13 Danny Buchan 83 Synetiq BMW Motorrad BMW +15.768 3
14 Glenn Irwin 2 Honda Racing UK Honda +24.091 2
15 Kyle Ryde 77 Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW +24.319 1
16 Xavi Forés 12 FHO Racing BMW BMW +25.502 0
17 Dean Harrison 5 Silicone Engineering Racing Kawasaki +36.854 0
18 Storm Stacey 79 Team LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki +41.770 0
19 Luke Stapleford 81 Buildbase Suzuki Suzuki +47.009 0
20 Bjorn Estment 27 Powerslide/Catfoss Racing Suzuki +50.811 0
21 Takumi Takahashi 13 Honda Racing UK Honda +1:00.191 0
22 Brian McCormack 11 Roadhouse Macau by FHO Racing BMW BMW +1:23.303 0