Age

32

Height

5' 11", 1m80

Weight

70kg

Hair colour

Dark brown

Eye colour

Brown

Marital status

Single

Date of birth

21st June

Nationality

British

Place of birth

Huddersfield, W Yorks, UK

Home

Denby Dale, Huddersfield, UK

Hobbies

Cycling, running, enduro, swimming and gym

Occupation

Motorcycle racer



Tom's Racing Career...

1995

First year of racing.
British Superteen Championship (125cc Sport Production)
Finished 6th in championship, with rostrum places and lap records.

1996

Finished 2nd overall in British Superteen Championship.
1 win, 5 rostrum places, 3 pole positions, qualified on the front row at all 10 rounds.
Won the EMRA Superteen Championship, having won every round!

1997

First year in 125cc British Championship, consistently finishing races in top 12.

1998

Second year in 125cc British Championship, consistently finishing races in top 8.
Best result of 6th place.

1999

First year in 250cc British Championship.
Consistently in top 10, with best result of 6th.
Finished an excellent 10th overall in the final standings.

2000

In 2000 Tom Tunstall, in only his 2nd season in the 250cc class, emerged as one of Britain's biggest future talents in the 250 GP class.
Scored points in European Championship races.
Consistently finished in the top 5 with 2 rostrum finishes.
After being as high as 3rd in the British Championship, Team Tunstall finally finished 7th.
Competed with the best riders in the world at the British Grand Prix, as a wild card rider.

2001

In 2001 Tom continued to make excellent progress as the best young rider in the British 250cc Championship on a standard TSR Honda. In the ultra-competitive European Championship he achieved several exceptional results. Competed against and beat many factory kitted machines.
When competing in European Championship held a top 10 position and was only 3 seconds off the podium in Italy.
After running as high as 4th finished 6th in the British Championship, having gained rostrum finishes, and was consistently the top non A-kit finisher.

2002 1st year on a 4-stroke, consistent top 5 finishes with first rostrum after just 5 races. 6th race was as wildcard at world supersport. After running most of the championship in 3rd eventually finished 5th. Highest placed newcomer to supersport without manufacturer support.
2003 Official Yamaha supported team with extra help from Belgarda. Consistent top 10 results with top 6 finishes.
2004 Racing with Vitrans Ten Kate Team. Consistent top 10 finisher with top 5 results. Scored points in World Supersport.
2005 Regular top 10 results in British supersport with top 6 finishes. Competed in World supersport at Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Assen - constantly scoring points and his 12th place finish (less than 1 second from 9th) proved Toms competitiveness at world level.
2006 Stepped up to the World Supersport Championship,with stronger & 50% larger grids, average finish position of 18th, best result 14th [Qatar], regularly beating former world champions, race winners, and factory backed riders.
2007 Rookie year in the British Superbike Championship:
• 15 rostrums
• Over 70% of finishes on the podium
• Beat established Superbike riders
• Scored good Championship points
• Cup pole positions
• 3rd in the Cup championship - behind riders with substantial BSB experience.
2008 Superbike Cup - Struggled on a 3 year old bike - 6 rostrums - after running 3rd in the championship ended 4th having been pipped by experienced superbike racer Gary Mason.




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