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Rider info

Name:
Joshua Hook
Date of Birth:
09 Jan 1993
Height:
1m 53cm / 5ft
Weight:
44kg / 97lb
Resides in:
Taree, Australia
Born in:
Taree, Australia

Rider bio

"Racing just seemed a natural thing to do because I had been riding on the farm all my life. We went to the local dirt track & I thought, 'I could do that'. Plus they were going a lot faster than I could on the farm so I joined up and loved it right from the start." "Then to road racing when MRRDA & Honda had a promo day in September 2007. It was a trial day and the officials were getting worried because I was going pretty quick," explained Josh who now wants to follow his fellow Australians, Troy Bayliss (also from Taree) & Chris Vermeulen to road racing success. When not racing as a Rookie he loves to; "Play guitar, love all watersports, particularly the beach and water-skiing, have tried snowboarding in New Zealand and enjoy hanging out in the shed working on my bike and being with my mates, building tracks on our farm to ride my bikes." His practical nature ensures that at school he is happiest doing woodwork. "From back home, Phillip island and Eastern Creek are my favourites, both have fast corners. I know I've got to improve my starts and generally all round my riding. normally at home I qualify OK so I hope that is the same here."

"I keep fit by doing a lot of off-road riding at home, I mainly ride enduros on CRF150 and CRF 250 4 strokes plus a bit of motocross and I also do a bit of jogging. I will do whatever I need to so that I can do well, I want to go Grand Prix racing. I follow Nicolas Terol in 125 and Chris Vermeulen in MotoGP."

Career Highlights

2009

19th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Best result 5th in race 1 at Jerez, a great start to the season that was wrecked by a number of crashes finally resulting in the broken left collarbone he sustained during practice at the Sachsenring so that he missed 2 races and was bellow par for his Brno return.

2008

3rd MRRDA series CBR 150
1st AMCN Junior Nationals CBR150
2nd Australian Superbike Championship MDH250
1st Akubra Classic Kempsey Dirt track CRF150R & CRF 250

2007

1st Club championship Old Bar Dirt Track Taree Motorcycle Club CR85 & CRF150
2nd Australian Championship dirt track CRF150
1st Akubra Classic Kempsey on CRF150
2nd NSW State Titles Junior Dirt Track Championship on CR85
3rd NSW State Titles Junior Dir Track Championship on CRF150
First test on a road bike in Sept 2007 at a promo day with Honda & MRRDA – got the road racing bug that day.

2006

1st Akubra Classic Kempsey on CR85

2005

Became a member of Taree Motorcycle Club & started riding a CR85

Results

Race Pos Pts
01 May 09 Jerez, Spain QP1 18
01 May 09 Jerez, Spain QP2 8
02 May 09 Jerez, Spain RAC 5 11
03 May 09 Jerez, Spain RAC2 NC 0
29 May 09 Mugello, Italy QP1 12
29 May 09 Mugello, Italy QP2 8
30 May 09 Mugello, Italy RAC NC 0
25 Jun 09 Assen, Netherlands QP1 15
26 Jun 09 Assen, Netherlands QP2 8
27 Jun 09 Assen, Netherlands RAC NC 0
17 Jul 09 Sachsenring, Germany QP1 20
17 Jul 09 Sachsenring, Germany QP2 NC
14 Aug 09 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP1 25
14 Aug 09 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP2 21
15 Aug 09 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 16 0
16 Aug 09 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 16 0
Race Pos Pts
01 May 10 Jerez, Spain RAC NC 0
02 May 10 Jerez, Spain RAC2 8 8
04 Jun 10 Mugello, Italy QP2 18
05 Jun 10 Mugello, Italy RAC NC 0
24 Jun 10 Assen, Netherlands QP2 20
25 Jun 10 Assen, Netherlands RAC1 16 0
26 Jun 10 Assen, Netherlands RAC2 9 7
17 Jul 10 Sachsenring, Germany RAC1 6 10
18 Jul 10 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 8 8
14 Aug 10 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 18 0
15 Aug 10 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 6 10
04 Sep 10 Misano, Italy RAC NC 0