News 12 Sep 2018

Hook begins EWC title defence at Bol d’Or with TSR Honda

Defending champion re-signs with F.C.C. TSR Honda France for 2018-2019 season.

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Australian Josh Hook has re-signed with the F.C.C. TSR Honda France squad for the 2018-2019 FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) as the new series commences this weekend.

After assisting the squad to the crown last season, Hook will pilot a number one plated CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 alongside team regular Freddy Foray and experienced EWC rider Mike Di Meglio, who is a new addition to the squad.

Fresh after clinching the 2017-2018 title, Hook told that he would like to see himself remain in EWC long-term, particularly with the competitive TSR Honda outfit.

“I’m happy to stay where I can for a long time [laughs], because I’m riding the best bike and am making a comfortable living riding with good teammates, a good team and good partners like Bridgestone and Showa – we’re all on the good gear,” Hook explained.

“I’d be mad to step away from that to go and start from the bottom again in another championship, because I’m in a world championship at the moment in one of the best teams in the paddock, so that would be quite hard to get to in another championship if I was to step away from EWC.”

The opening round of the Endurance World Championship is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday at Circuit Paul Ricard in France for the prestigious Bol d’Or 24-hour race, while the remaining rounds will take place in 2019.