News 14 Sep 2023

Defending EWC champion Hook makes Bol d'Or return

F.C.C. TSR rider completed positive Paul Richard test this week.

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Australia’s Josh Hook completed a positive test in France this week and will reunite with the F.C.C. TSR Honda team for the iconic Bol d’Or 2023 Endurance World Championship (EWC) finale.

Hook, 30, was forced to the sidelines prior to the previous Suzuka 8 Hours round in Japan, undergoing surgery following a dislocated and broken clavicle, torn tendons and a torn bicep sustained in a training accident.

He completed a private test at Paul Richard alongside teammates Mike Di Meglio and Alan Techer this week, and now turns his attention to the upcoming event that takes place between 14 – 17 September.

“Been a bit quiet on the old socials with this shoulder injury rehab,” Hook shared. “Happy to say that yesterday’s test in Bol d’Or went well and I’m feeling good on the bike. Keen for this race weekend to get underway.”

Entering the final round of the season, F.C.C. TSR Honda France holds a 13-point advantage ahead of YART Yamaha, with Hook having the opportunity to become a three-time EWC champion.