BSB: Tom Neave joins GR Motosport for 2024 season

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GR Motosport will expand to a two-rider team this season in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship after signing Tom Neave.

Neave will ride the STAUFF Fluid Power Kawasaki alongside Storm Stacey, who will run in the colours of LKQ Euro Car Parts. Neave’s bike has a dark green, black and yellow design.

2024 marks Neave’s third in the Superbike class following his Superstock title win in 2021. The Lincolnshire racer has spent the last two seasons with Honda Racing UK, securing a best result of eighth on two occasions last year.

“I’m delighted to be joining GR Motosport to race the STAUFF Fluid Power Kawasaki ZX-10RR Superbike this year,” Neave said. “Brent approached me with the opportunity at the end of last year, and I grabbed it with both hands. It marks a new chapter in my racing career where a change of team and manufacturer really excites me, and I feel this new found motivation is just what I need to make the next step in my Superbike career. 

“The team have really welcomed me into their family where the atmosphere is great. Storm and I had a great few days riding the STAUFF Superstock bike at Portimao and the speed was there for me straight away. I’m now really looking forward to swinging my leg over my STAUFF Fluid Power Superbike to get the season started.”

Tom Neave with GR Motosport owner Brent Gladwin

The STAUFF UK-GR Motosport partnership enters its 11th year this season, with victories celebrated in British Moto3 and British Supersport Championships during that time. The STAUFF team competed in the Superstock class in 2023 with Joe Francis.

“Firstly, let me say how pleased I am to have signed Tom,” Team Owner, Brent Gladwin said. “The whole Team have welcomed him and immediately found a great working atmosphere, which we look to convert into good race results this coming season.  

“We are also very proud to have a continuing great relationship with everyone at STAUFF UK; our racing association has produced some fantastic race and Championship results, but also importantly the development of young stars on track and in the Team. We feel that it is the right time to add a STAUFF Fluid Power Kawasaki to our Superbike programme alongside Storm Stacey on the LKQ Euro Car Parts ZX-10RR.

“Although in different livery it is very much one Team under the GR Motosport banner, where I see Tom and Storm working hard together towards great results!”