Neil writes about MotoGP technology for a selection of motorcycle magazines and newspapers throughout the world. In the UK he is the MotoGP technical specialist for MCN, and each year writes the technical summaries for Haynes officially licensed MotoGP season review and for Motocourse. Neil is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, MotoGP Technology (2nd edition), the officially licensed technical analysis of the MotoGP class, now in its second edition. Neil is also part of the British Eurosport MotoGP commentary team.
Neil started riding motorcycles in 1972 and finally went racing in 1980, in a long club career he won two Championships. In 1995, along with Alan Cathcart, Neil persuaded SBK to run the European Supermono series, at the time this was the only race series to encourage prototype Four-strokes. Neil went on to run his own team in the British Supersport Championship.
Neil has worked in MotoGP for the last 8 years, photographing the bikes in pit lane and recording their development race by race. When not at the circuits Neil runs Sigma Performance, a supplier of racing slipper clutches and a specialist Ducati workshop.
Neil can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or can be followed on twitter @spalders