Rider Line-up
23
Ryuichi
KIYONARI
14
Lee
JACKSON
47
Richard
COOPER
Buildbase BMW Pedigree

The Hawk Racing team is managed by Stuart Hicken who after retiring from competitive racing, worked on Grand Prix bikes for a decade before switching to team management, forming his own team before entering the Championship in 1998.

The team immediately racked up the results; winning the Cup championship in their debut season with Phil Giles before they scored their first podium with Glen Richards in 2003 and a maiden race win with Scott Smart in 2004.

Hicken's team were victorious in the National Superstock 1000 Championship in 2011 as Richard Cooper won the title.  The team showed strong progress at the start of the 2012 season with Linfoot scoring the team their first top ten finish since switching to BMW machinery.

The team scored BMW their first MCE BSB pole position at Donington Park in 2013 and came tantalisingly close to securing the title last season when Ryuichi Kiyonari went head-to-head with Shane 'Shakey' Byrne for a fourth title. Injury ruled him out of the final decider, but he is back for more in his quest for victory. Kiyonari is joined by Lee Jackson, who steps up from the Superstock class. 

 

 
 
 
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Team Info
First Race 1998
BasedLeicestershire
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View from the top
The whole team are over the moon that Kiyo is back with us and that is important for building on what we have already achieved this year. Kiyo's performance this season has attracted further interest from other teams, but he is happy to be working with us and that is a strong foundation to continue strengthening our results in the Championship. We're delighted that Lee is moving up to the Superbike class after two years with us in Superstock 1000. He is one of the brightest young talents in UK racing at the moment and we feel this is the right time for him to make the step up.
Stuart Hicken