TOM WARD – SUPERBIKE RACER
Lives: Canterbury, Kent
Height/Weight: 6’2″ / 70KG
Started Riding: Age 6
Following the withdrawal of the factory-supported Massingberg-Munday Kawasaki team from the Superstock 1000 Championship, Tom had resigned himself to taking a season away from racing. But, a last-minute call up from the Bike Devil Racing BSB team meant that Tom moved into the premier class for the rest of the 2020 season aboard the ex-championship winning Kawasaki ZX-10RR.
Just ahead of the last round of the season at Brands Hatch, Tom parted company with Bike Devil Racing and has re-joined the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship with a wildcard entry for the final race, where Tom will rider under the Bradbury Racing/ADSS Kawasaki banner.
Begins his second season in the British Superstock 1000 Championship riding a Suzuki for privateer team Bradbury Racing powered by Robinsons. Tom secured 3rd place at the final round at Brands Hatch, ending the season in 11th place.
At the BSB championship at Assen in the Netherlands, Tom – riding as a wildcard – won both of the BeNeCup races.
Tom then went on to wrap up his racing season with an emphatic win and new lap record at The Lord of Lydden, a record that had stood for several years.
Tom makes a move to the British Superstock 1000 Championship with Halsall Suzuki, bagging several top-ten finishes.
Tom moves to the British Supersport Championship, riding a Yamaha R6 for the Aero Legends squad. Tom’s best result of the season saw him take third place at “The Cathedral of Speed”, Assen in the Netherlands.
Begins second full season in the British Superstock 600 Championship riding a the Aero Legends Yamaha. Consistently in the top ten, Tom took the win at Snetterton, finishing the championship in 7th place.
Tom begins his first full season in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 championship, riding the Go Racing Developments Yamaha R6. Despite a steep learning curve, Tom was a consistent top ten finisher, and, for the first time, took to the podium with a superb 3rd place at Silverstone.
During 2014 – riding a Yamaha for the first time – Tom took part in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 championship; scoring a season-best 6th place finish at Silverstone.
A fallow season for Tom, with just a handful of wildcard entries into the Triumph Triple Challenge; Tom narrowly misses out on a pair of podium finishes with 4th place at both Silverstone and Brands Hatch.
Begins his second season of the Triumph Triple Challenge. Building on experience gained in his first season of the Triumph one-make series, Tom takes a hard-fought victory in the second race at Snetterton.
Racing under the Stocks Garage banner, Tom enters the Triumph Triple Challenge. Regularly inside the top ten finishers at every round, Tom finished his season sitting 9th in the championship standings.
Tom moves up to the highly competitive British Motorcycle Racing Club’s (Bemsee) Formula 400 class.
A 14-year-old Tom moves up to larger machinery as he enters the Dunlop Aprilia Superteens Championship, a hotbed of future motorcycle racing talent.
After several seasons racing in Mini-Motos, Tom starts to look towards the future, setting his sights on the British Superbike Championship and beyond.