AJN Steelstock Limited, one of the UK’s leading steel stockholders, will be returning to the starting grid in 2023 following the sponsorship of British Superbike rider, Tim Neave.
The Lincolnshire rider (27) will make his full season debut in the 2023 Bennetts British Superbike Championship, competing for the podium on a Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike, as part of the 2021 championship winning McAMS Yamaha race team.
The three-time UK Flat Track champion turned heads in 2022 with an impressive start to the National Superstock Championship, taking Yamaha’s first victory in the 1,000cc Superstock class in over a decade.
Three wins at the beginning of the year saw Tim amass a healthy championship lead until a freak accident during a test session ruled him out of the title fight. Despite suffering a badly broken pelvis, Tim managed to return to the podium before the year was out with an inspiring third-place finish at Snetterton.
Alan Boyden, Joint Managing Director, comments: “We’re really excited to be back in the action and absolutely delighted to be supporting such a talented rider.
“The British Superbike Championship is widely regarded as the most competitive and exhilarating domestic superbike championship in the world and our sponsorship of Tim will hopefully enable him to focus on what he does best – being fast and fearless on the track.
“Tim’s results and achievements over the years have been nothing but impressive and with the support and leadership of a championship winning race team, we can’t wait to see how he gets on in 2023.”
The 2023 Bennetts British Superbike Championship season kicks off with the opening official test at the Circuito de Navarra (11-13 March) in Northern Spain. The teams and riders then return to the UK for the final two pre-season official tests at Donington Park and Silverstone at the end of March.
The first racing action of the new season comes from Silverstone (7-9 April) with a further ten rounds held at popular circuits across the country and ending with the season finale at Brands Hatch (13-15 October).