'We just love to go racing' - BSB and roads stalwarts Hawk Racing mark 25 years in motorsport


Few family-run teams have contributed more to British bikesport than Hawk Racing.

As the Mallory Park-based squad celebrates its 25th season, we look back at the highs, lows and characters – including some of the UK’s finest-ever racers – who have shaped the Hawk Racing story.

Racing’s in the DNA Hawk Racing’s founder, Stuart Hicken, was a racer in the 1960s and 70s, competing at the Manx Grand Prix multiple times.

Hicken was keen on the preparation side, earning a great reputation as a mechanic and bike builder, and following retirement managed WP Suspension’s support truck in the Grand Prix paddock.

Hicken also managed Medd Racing and Revé Racing. But he wanted his own team and Hawk launched in 1999 with Phil Giles on a Kawasaki ZX-7RR in the Privateer’s Cup, before making their Isle of Man TT debut in 2000 with Gordon Blackley, finishing ninth in the Senior…