MotoE – Meet The Riders #4 – Josh Hook

Josh Hook is an Australian motorcycle racer racing for Pramac Racing in MotoE.

Josh started riding at the age of 14 months old and started dirt track riding in 2005 on a CR85.

In 2008 he moved over to tarmac where he was 3rd in the MRRDA national championship, this helped him to become selected for the Red Bull Rookies Cup for 2009 and 2010.

In 2009 Josh finished overall in P19 in the standings with a best result of P5. When he continued in the rookies in 2010 his best result was P6.

Josh then returned to Australia for 2011 and won the 125CC championship on an Aprilia and did a wildcard in the 125cc World Championship at Philip Island where he finished in P18. He also finished 3rd nationally on a Honda CBR600.

In 2012 he raced in the Australian SSP Championship finishing in P2 and the Petronas Asia Dream Cup finishing in P3.

In his first season on a Superbike in 2013 Josh finished in P5 in ASBK then P4 in 2014, for 2015 Josh moved to the Japanese JSB1000 championship and was P11 overall.

In 2015 Josh made his Suzuka 8hrs debut with Kyle Smith and Dominique Aegerter and took second place.

Josh also made his Moto2 debut replacing an injured Aegerter for the last 4 rounds of the 2015 Moto2 season.

2016 was a bumpy year for Josh who moved to the Grillini Racing Team in WSBK but left the team 12 races in mutually.

Josh took his ‘Free Agent’ status to England and was given the opportunity to ride for the WD40 Kawasaki team completing the season with them.

For 2017 and 2018 Josh has ridden for the TSR Honda World Endurance team and was the 2018 World Endurance Champion.

2019 looks to be a good year for Josh with Pramac Racing and we are excited to see what he can do.

Sources –

Corsedimoto

Tomomitsu Kato

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