BSB: Tim Neave joins Edwards 1902 Yamaha for 2022 Superstock campaign

Tim Neave with Edwards 1902 Yamaha team manager Richard Arundel
Tim Neave with Edwards 1902 Yamaha team manager Richard Arundel

Tim Neave has joined the McAMS Yamaha backed Edwards 1902 squad for his 2022 Pirelli National Superstock Championship campaign.

The Edwards 1902 Yamaha set-up will again receive full support from the reigning BSB champions, as well as Raceways Motorcycles and Yamaha Motor UK. Neave will race a factory Yamaha YZF-R1.

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Neave makes the switch from Buildbase Suzuki after ending his 2021 season ninth overall. The Lincolnshire rider missed the second race at Brands Hatch and the entire Thruxton meeting with a shoulder injury last year, whilst he also made his Superbike debut at Cadwell Park with the factory Suzuki team.

In 2020, Neave finished fifth overall after taking a single victory at Silverstone, plus another podium at Donington Park.

“I am really excited to be joining the Edwards 1902 Yamaha team with Raceways and McAMS Yamaha,” Neave said. “I have been personally supported by Richard and Edwards/AKP over the last few years so it’s nice to join up together for an attack on the championship in 2022. The team’s pedigree speaks for itself, they dominated the superbike class last year with Tarran and Jason.

“I have already ridden the R1 in Superstock trim in two tests in Spain and it felt mega, there is definitely a lot of potential in there. The level is again really high in Superstock this year so it’s not going to be easy, but we are up for the challenge and can’t wait to get started. I’d like to thank Richard and Steve for the opportunity.”

Neave will make his first official appearance with the team at this weekend’s pre-season test at Snetterton.A one-day test at Donington Park follows on March 31, before the paddock heads to Silverstone for a two-day test on April 6-7.

The 2022 season gets underway at Silverstone on April 16-17.

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Josh Close

By Josh Close

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