Richard Cooper

British Superbikes

Lee Jackson

British Superbikes

Taylor Mackenzie

Superstock 1000cc

Michael Dunlop

Road Racer (Hawk Racing)

Welcome to Buildbase BMW Motorrad

The Buildbase BMW Motorrad Team is managed by Hawk Racing.

Hawk Racing’s Team Principal, Stuart Hicken, is the driving force behind the teams success. After retiring from competitive racing, Stuart worked on Grand Prix bikes for a decade before switching to team management, forming his own team and 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, using BMW machinery. The team continued to show strong progress through 2012 and 2013.

2014 transpired to be Hawk Racing and Buildbase BMW Motorrads most successful racing season to date. During this remarkable season the team won seven British Superbike races, Lee Jackson took his first ever Superstock 1000cc win at Thruxton and Michael Dunlop won both Superbike TT races, with a win and second position at the North West 200 on board the Hawk Racing BMW S1000RR.

In 2015 Lee Jackson moved into Superbikes alongside Ryuichi Kiyonari. Lee had a successful début year, with several top 10 results. Richard Cooper joined the team late in the race calendar and Michael Dunlop made a sensational return to the team mid-way through practise week at the Isle of Man TT races. Michael went on to secured the 2nd fastest lap in the history of the event with a 132.515mph lap of the mountain circuit on BMW machinery.

Richard Cooper will once again line-up alongside Lee Jackson to form the Buildbase BMW Motorrad team for the 2016 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, Taylor Mackenzie will head-up a title challenge in the National Superstock class and Hawk Racing have confirmed that Michael Dunlop will lead their Road Campaign for 2016, tackling the gruelling Isle of Man mountain course aboard the BMW S1000RR.

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Taylor Mackenzie Crowned RST Race of the Year Champion at Mallory Park Circuit

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The racing season officially drew to a close for Buildbase BMW Motorrad this weekend, as the RST Race of the Year took place at the teams home circuit, Mallory Park With a…


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As the 2016 British Superbike Championship drew to a close this weekend at Brands Hatch, Taylor Mackenzie was presented with the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship title trophy. Supporting a custom…