BSB: FHO Racing BMW sign Jack Nixon in the Superstock class

Jack Nixon has joined Faye Ho's team in the Superstock class
Jack Nixon has joined Faye Ho's team in the Superstock class

2021 National Junior Superstock champion Jack Nixon will move up into the Pirelli National Superstock Championship this year after signing for FHO Racing BMW.

Nixon won the Junior championship by seven points last season, narrowly beating Joe Talbot, after winning seven races and taking a total of 12 podiums. The 20-year-old now takes the next step up the racing ladder and will ride a 1000cc BMW M1000 RR.

“Firstly, stepping up to the class and riding a 1000cc is going to be completely different for me, but I really can’t wait to get started and ride the BMW M1000 RR for the first time,” Nixon said. “It is going to be a big step as there are so many experienced riders in the class, but I intend to learn and develop as much as I can.

“I am going to approach the season by doing as much preparation as possible. My aim is to get as many laps in on the bigger bike before testing begins, so that I can learn as much as I can before we get the season started.”

FHO Racing will be also working alongside Santander Salt this upcoming season, with owner Faye Ho continuing to support younger riders on the grid. New Superbike signing Ryan Vickers won the Superstock 600 title in 2018 before moving straight into the premier class the following year.

“This is such a massive opportunity for me and one I will be using wisely,” Nixon continued. “I need to thank Faye, as I am hugely appreciative that I can be part of her team. You can see that she has dedicated a lot already and you can see the amount of hard work and effort everyone in the FHO Racing team put in during their first season last year. I am really looking forward to being a part of that.”

Nixon will race alongside Alex Olsen, who fought back from a career-threatening injury in 2020 to finish third overall in the Superstock class last year. Olsen won four races in 2021 – more than any other rider in the class – and secured a total of six podiums.

“As I have said before, I like to be able to give riders an opportunity and I feel that after winning the Pirelli Junior Superstock Championship last season, it would be fantastic to give Jack the chance to further his career,” Faye Ho added.

“We have seen several riders make the step up from the class and of course our Superbike rider, Ryan Vickers, is a fine example of moving up to the 1000cc bike after winning the Junior Superstock class, so I am sure that with advice and support from the team, Jack can really develop and learn a lot during this season.”

The team will also continue to support three young female competitors in the British Championship classes this year: Charlotte Marcuzzo (Junior Supersport), Scarlett Robinson (Junior Supersport) and Holly Harris (British Talent Cup).