Hook to Make WorldSBK Debut in Spain

Josh Hook is set to make his WorldSBK debut in Round 3 at Aragon, Spain. April 1st will see Hook climb aboard his Kawasaki for the first time since crashing out in testing before Round 1 at Phillip Island.

Having successfully rehabilitated the shoulder injury sustained in that crash, Hook is chomping at the bit to take his place on the grid at Aragon.

“The WorldSBK field is top notch this year,” Josh said.

Josh Hook poses for the cameras at Phillip Island this week after dislocating his shoulder
Josh Hook posed for the cameras at Phillip Island after dislocating his shoulder which meant to the Taree youngster had to miss the opening two rounds of WorldSBK 2016

“Watching on from the pits has been a massive challenge for me over the first two rounds, but it has also given me the opportunity to stand back and watch the field from the outside, which has been really beneficial. I just can’t wait to get out there and race.”

Hook joined the Italian owned Grillini Racing Team this season, having earned his WorldSBK spot through outstanding results at home and in Asia over the past few seasons.

“My season starts now,” Josh continued.

Josh Hook - Image by Graeme Brown
Josh Hook – Image by Graeme Brown

“Getting the bike right is a process and we have only been able to do so much while I’ve been injured. Now I’m fit and ready to race, the team and I can focus on getting the bike to where it needs to be, and put some good results on the board.” He concluded.

Hook has made great use of his downtime, announcing new partnerships with two Australian companies in The Australian Brewery and Adina Watches. Both companies will support him throughout the 2016 season.

Josh Hook - Image by Graeme Brown
Josh Hook – Image by Graeme Brown
Josh Hook - Moto2 - 2015
Josh Hook – Moto2 – 2015
Josh Hook - Suzuka 8 Hour 2015
Josh Hook – Suzuka 8 Hour 2015
Josh Hook
Josh Hook
Josh Hook won the opening ASBK race of 2015 at Phillip Island before heading to Japan
Josh Hook won the opening ASBK race of 2015 at Phillip Island before heading to Japan
Wayne Maxwell and Josh Hook
Wayne Maxwell and Josh Hook when the two were with Team Honda Racing in 2014 and Wayne Maxwell won the Australasian Superbike Championship
Josh Hook and Team Honda Racing's Paul Free celebrate the spoils of victory
Josh Hook and Team Honda Racing’s Paul Free celebrate the spoils of victory back in 2014