Profile

Name: Neil Stuart Hodgson
Date of birth: 20/11/1973
Place of birth: Burnley, Lancashire, England
Hometown residence: Douglas, Isle of Man
Height / weight: 1.79 metres / 76 kilos
Hair / eye colour: Blonde / blue
Family status: Father of two - daughter Hollie-Jean and son Taylor
Hobbies / leisure time: Motocross, trials, mountain biking and supporter of Burnley FC
Personal transport: VW Transporter

First road race / age / result: Langburgh / 17 / 1st
First major victory: 1992 British Championship (125cc class) race win at Thruxton Circuit
Championship wins: 2003 World Superbike Champion - Ducati
2000 British Superbike Champion - Ducati
1992 British 125cc Champion - Yamaha
Biggest career influence: My dad and Roger Burnett
Best racing memory: Winning as a wild card in the World Superbike race at Donington Park in 2000
Most respected rival: Chris Walker

Career Headlines

2010 Announced retirement on 22 April
2009 11th AMA USA Superbike Championship - Honda
2008 6th AMA USA Superbike Championship - Honda
2006 5th AMA USA Superbike Championship - Ducati
2005 6th AMA USA Superbike Championship - Ducati
2004 17th MotoGP - Ducati
2003 World Superbike Champion - Ducati
2002 3rd World Superbike Championship - Ducati
2001 5th World Superbike Championship - Ducati
2000 British Superbike Champion - Ducati
2000 Two WSB races wins as a wild card at Donington Park and Brands Hatch Indy - Ducati
1999 4th British Superbike Championship - Ducati
1998 5th Suzuka 8-hour race
1998 11th World Superbike Championship - Kawasaki
1997 9th World Superbike Championship - Ducati
1996 10th World Superbike Championship - Ducati
1995 11th 500cc World Championship - Yamaha
1994 Competed in two 500 cc GPs for Yamaha
1993 24th in Grand Prix World 125 cc Championship
1992 British 125cc Champion - Honda
1990 8th British Clubman’s Ministock Championship