Josh Hook learns from Motegi as he looks forward to Phillip Island
Josh Hook is looking forward to his second appearance with the Technomag Interwetten Moto2 squad after what can be deemed as a learning weekend at Motegi.
Josh Hook was 28th quickest in the hotly contested Moto2 field on Friday, less than three-seconds behind early pacesetter and newly crowned World Champion Johann Zarco.
Hook improved to 23rd in Saturday qualifying, 2.2-seconds behind pole-sitter Zarco.
Unfortunately on race day Hook was caught out by the testing conditions around the long 4.8km Twin Ring Motegi circuit and made two small mistakes that eventually saw the 22-year-old forced to retire from the race after only three laps.
This coming weekend Hook will be in action on home turf at Phillip Island, and looking to try and make progress with the Moto2 machine and tyres on a circuit that the Taree born rider knows very well.
Josh Hook – “It was a disappointing finish to my debut in Moto2. We felt really good in morning warm up, we made a slight change to the bike for the race, the conditions changed quite a lot which had a big effect on the bike.
“I’ve learned a lot this weekend and I am really looking forward to my home GP next week.
“Once again a huge thanks to Technomag Interwetten they are doing a great job.”