Thompson secures championship title

Jack Thompson with his mechanics Simon Heaton and Jo Hall.
Jack Thompson with his mechanics Simon Heaton and Jo Hall.

Horncastle rider Jack Thompson secured the No Limits Racing 1000cc cup championship title in the final round at Donington Park over the weekend.

The 24-year-old clinched the title in Saturday’s races and then finished the final race in second place to Market Rasen rider Tim Neave, who is a top-10 runner in the National Superstock championship.

Technically though, Thompson won the race because Neave didn’t score points as he was a guest rider.

Thompson works as a business development manager covering the north east for McAMS which is also a sponsor of a BSB team and has been racing in the No Limits Club 1000 championship this year on board his 2013 BMW S1000RR sponsored by Jennings Race Products.

He began his racing career in 2014 and has progressed mainly with No Limits Racing and Thundersport GB.

He also contested the second round of the National Superstock 1000 championship at Brands Hatch which runs as a support class to the British Superbike championship, and is intending to compete in the series in 2019 if sufficient sponsorship is available to him.

Thompson has made progress this year with No Limits recording nine wins, eight seconds and four third places on his way to the title and picked up 556 points, well ahead of the runner up rider Andrew Stockdale who scored 447 points.

He said: “It still hasn’t quite sunk in yet.

“Last time I was at Donington Park I was almost considering packing it all in but I changed my attitude and started focusing on enjoyment which resulted in a lot of wins.

“What an amazing year and one I will never forget.

“I was pipped to the post by guest rider Tim Neave who is doing well in the National class and I was eight seconds ahead of the next rider at the finish.”

With the season now over Thompson is looking for some extra sponsorship to help him to move up to the next level.

Anyone interested in helping him achieve this is asked to contact Jack via his Facebook page or his email