BSB: Josh Owens remains with Rapid CDH Racing Kawasaki for 2022 season

Josh Owens stays at Rapid CDH Racing Kawasaki next season
Josh Owens stays at Rapid CDH Racing Kawasaki next season

Rapid CDH Racing Kawasaki have confirmed that Josh Owens will remain with the team for a third consecutive Bennetts British Superbike Champion campaign in 2022.

Owens had an up and down season after missing six rounds due to a hand injury sustained at Knockhill. Owens returned for the three Showdown meetings and scored points at Oulton Park and Donington Park.

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Owens finished 14th in race one at Donington, his best career finish so far in the Superbike class. Before joining the Superbike class, Owens was crowned British GP2 champion in 2018.

“I’m happy to be back on the Superbike grid for 2022 and grateful for Rapid CDH to keep me on after a tough 2021 with an injury making me miss most of the season,” Owens said. “I feel we made a great step forward together this year and when we were on track we showed great potential.

“We are getting stronger, so I’m really excited to focus on getting back to full fitness and improving, so that we can continue to bring home some strong results.”

The team have also extended their title sponsorship deal with Rapid Training for a second campaign – a Harrogate-based company that provide advance road rider training across the UK.

“We are delighted to sign Josh again for the new season,” Team Owner Dean Hipwell added. “We had a positive start to 2021 and were shaping up for a great season. Unfortunately, Josh got injured and that halted some of that momentum, but we have already started preparations and bike development for 2022 and look forward to what we can achieve next year. I would like to thank all of our team partners for the continued support!”

Last month, Hipwell also revealed that the team are looking at options to expand to a two-rider project in BSB next season.