Welcome to Hawk Racing
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. Barry Burrell then gave the team their best finish of the season at Brands Hatch with a fourth place which was continued by Jon Kirkham and James Westmoreland in 2013.
The team-mates had gone head-to-head at Donington Park for the final Showdown position, which ‘Westy’ sealed on result countback. The team scored BMW their first MCE BSB pole position at Donington Park and are aiming for the podium this season with Westmoreland and triple champion Ryuichi Kiyonari.
2014 saw Hawk Racing’s and Buildbase BMW most successful season to date, during this remarkable season the team won seven British Superbike races with Ryuichi Kiyonari with a broken collarbone preventing him from challenging for the overall title at the the final round.
Lee Jackson took his first ever Superstock 1000cc win at Thruxton.
Michael Dunlop won both superbike TT races, with a win and second position at the NW200 on board the Hawk Racing BMW S1000RR. 2014 was BMW’s most successful racing season ever.
2015 see’s Lee Jackson move into Superbike alongside Ryuichi Kiyonari with the team hoping to go one step better in 2015 and secure the British Superbike championship.