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Tom is continuing with Supermoto as the skills needed to ride both dirt and tarmac can only enhance his ability as a rider, but will also be competing at selected Road Race events.
For 2013 Tom will continue to receive personal support from the Oxford TAG Triumph Team but have also agreed terms to ride with 4T Motorsport on a new Honda CRF450.
Tom says ‘I hope I can bring them the success that they wish for as they are assisting me in both disciplines. Riding for a Team will make racing that little bit easier with the gained exposure I'll receive to the media and the ability to focus more on my riding with the help from my mechanics and the rest of the Team.’
Tom will be competing in the ACU British Supermoto Championship in the Open Elite Class which will again be Televised and selected rounds of the British Masters series.
Selected rounds of the Dutch & Belgium Championship
The French UEM European Championship round at Carole.
And the premier supermoto event in Europe “Mettet Superbiker” in Belguim.
In road racing Tom will be riding a Luigi Moto Supplied Ducati Supertwin with NGRRC, and selected Thundersport events, the Ducati Festival at Assen and Aberdare Park.
From June onwards Tom starts testing a Triumph 675 with the Oxford TAG Triumph Team with a view to racing it towards the end of the season in the British Superstock Series.
Tom has been invited to ride a BBR Honda in the British Championship Rounds that don’t clash with other commitments. The events will be televised and attract full grids so will be good fun as well as a great promotional tool.
Acu british supermoto championship
Having won the 2011 S4 British Championship in my first year of competition the pressure was definitely on for 2012. With a TRM Honda CRF250 built ready for the new season the weather played its part in preventing preseason testing, however come the season opener in March *The Michelin Challenge* at 3 Sisters I could have not wished for a better start to the year. This being my first time out on the bike I was pleased with my lap times that put me on pole in the 250’s & 12th on the Grid in the Open Elite Class. I came away with 3 wins in the S3 class (250cc) and top 12 finishes in the elite class, the season looked promising on the new bike.
At season end I clinched the 2012 British
Championship Title S3 (250) with 15 wins & 2 second
Places with one meeting missed completely due to breaking my foot. I managed to compete in just 4 rounds of the Open Elite Class on my 250 amassing a few top 12 places and finishing 20th out of 40 competitors all on open class machines.
The final round of the championship at 3 Sisters was televised on Motor TV and I was very pleased to be chosen as the spotlighted rider for the event. I was interviewed twice to open and closed the hour long programme and carried an on board camera for footage. I found this to be a valuable experience and
Helped promote myself and team even more.
In October I travelled to Belgium to compete at Mettet in the International Superbiker Event. This attracts the best riders from the motorcycling world ranging from MotoGP riders to FIM World MX with thousands of spectators attending over the three days.
This was my début on a Honda CRF450, in just 12 months I have gone from racing a 150cc to a 450cc machine. Despite some initial set up issues I managed to finish the weekend with respectable results of 16th, 5th & 4th places. I battled hard for a place in the semi-finals narrowly missing out by one place to a top Dutch Supermoto Des Nations rider. I attracted great media attention including a feature in a French Autosport Magazine due to my good results and also being the youngest competitor at the event.
Road Race In July I had my debut in
road racing at Aberdare Park and was pleased to win the Newcomers event and finish 4th in the final of the Open Supermoto Class despite riding a 250cc machine.
Following this success the ACU granted dispensation for me to ride a Ducati 800 in the Supertwin Class at the final round of the NG Racing Championship at Thruxton. This was my first time on the bike and at a venue of this size, I showed good promise by being 6th fastest in a wet morning warm up. Being a newcomer I was placed 30th on the grid but fought through the pack to finish the first race in 10th place and the second in 7th, very pleasing considering this was my first time out.