At the early age of 6, Tommy had started competing in motorcycle
races and still at the early age progressed through to high level
schoolboy motocross. However at the age of 14 he had a near fatal
motorcycle accident which caused him to retire from the sport.
Tommy though still had an ambition to race and ride motorcycles and
he soon returned making his debut in the British Championship in
2001. This was to be his first stepping stones into the world of
Superbike racing. Since then he has become the youngest rider to
win a Superbike race, the youngest rider ever to qualify on pole
position at a World Superbike Championship event and in 2011 he
became a BSB champion for the first time.