OUR RIDERS

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.

Director of Hawk Racing, 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. 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.

2015 saw Lee Jackson move into Superbikes alongside Ryuichi Kiyonari. Lee had a successful debut year in Superbikes, with several top 10 results. We also saw Richard Cooper join us late in the race calendar and Michael Dunlop made a welcome return to the team during the Isle of Man TT races. Michael secured the 2nd fastest lap in the history of the event with a 132.515mph lap of the mountain circuit.

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MICHAEL DUNLOP AND HAWK RACING JOIN FORCES FOR 2016 ROADS CAMPAIGN

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Eleven-time TT winner Michael Dunlop will once again join forces with Hawk Racing to tackle the gruelling Isle of Man mountain course in 2016 aboard the BMW S1000RR. The 26-year-old…

COOPER COMPLETES BUILDBASE BMW SUPERBIKE LINE UP WITH MACKENZIE HEADING STK1000 TITLE TILT

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Richard Cooper will once again line-up alongside Lee Jackson to form the Buildbase BMW squad for the 2016 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, with Taylor Mackenzie joining the team to...

STRONG END TO THE SEASON FOR JACKSON AND BUILDBASE BMW

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The Buildbase BMW team enjoyed a positive end to the 2015 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch today with Lee Jackson enjoying his second top six finish of…