BSB: Josh Hook confident ahead of British Superbike debut

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Australian star Josh Hook will make his debut in the MCE British Superbike Championship at Knockhill next weekend as he joins the Team WD40 Kawasaki squad.

Hook joined the Sheffield-based squad for this week’s two-day Snetterton test and the results were positive, with the former Suzuka Eight Hour podium man knocking some seven seconds off his time from the first session across the test.


“It’s obviously a lot to learn as it’s a new bike, new track and new team,” he told MCN after the test. “It’s all gone pretty well. I’d have liked another couple of days on the bike just to get up to speed and familiarise myself with everything but so far so good. Every session we’ve made a big step forward, which is good. It’s all looking good, we just need more time to make the next step.

“I’m looking forward to getting back on the bike, it’s a shame the weather didn’t hold off for the last session but it is what it is. This paddock is super-fast and there are a lot of good riders, it’s tight between the top 20 bikes so the more time on the bike the better!”

Hook joins the British Superbike grid after a difficult start to the year in the World Superbike Championship with Grillini Kawasaki, where an injury at the start of the season left him sidelined for the first three rounds.

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing