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Achievements

Steve's highly successful career as a motorcycle racer spanned seventeen years, during which he became one of Britain's most popular, successful and respected racers, forever competitive and winning races in every discipline of the sport.

Highlights include multiple victories at the North West 200, British Superbike, Supersport and World Endurance championships, Senior TT winner and being undefeated at the Macau Grand Prix with victories in 2006 and 2007.

All looked great for another successful season in 2010, but it wasn't to be, Steve was seriously injured during qualifying for the North West 200, an accident that would take time to recover from and force him to sit out the rest of the year.

He claimed his first Isle of Man TT victory in 2008 but his greatest season as a professional motorcycle racer came in 2009. A year in which he was crowned British Supersport Champion, was a popular winner of the Isle of Man Senior TT, increased his win tally at the North West 200 and finished on the podium in both the British Superbike and World Endurance championships.

After extensive surgery and rehabilitation, Steve made his long anticipated comeback in 2011 as one of the favourites in the British Supersport Championship. After a strong start to the season taking podiums at Brands Hatch and Croft, Steve was again hospitalised after being involved in a high speed accident at Thruxton that eventually proved severe enough to bring the curtain down on the career of one of Britain's most popular and respected racers of the modern era...