Suzuki join forces with Hawk Racing in MCE BSB

MCE Insurance Suzuki have announced they will join forces with Hawk Racing in 2017, fielding a two-strong rider line up in the MCE BSB. They will compete on the all new GSX-R1000 in the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, as well as having Taylor Mackenzie at the helm of the new bike in the National Superstock 1000 series.

The new GSX-R has technology taken directly from Suzuki's GSX-RR MotoGP races and will mean the Hawk Racing team will be one to watch in 2017 with their eyes set on already accomplished riders to take the bike to the next level and challenge for the MCE BSB championship.

Suzuki GB Marketing manager, Rob Cooper, said: 'We're really excited about going racing next year with the all-new GSX-R1000, especially with Hawk Racing, as the most experienced and longest standing team in the paddock. 2017 is a big season for us with the new bike. Having a two-rider superbike team capable of running at the very front next year is important, but it's also equally important for us to demonstrate the bike's ability and competitiveness in the Superstock series.'

Hawk Racing team principal, Stuart Hicken, said: 'For Hawk to be working with a manufacturer that has a history of racing is very important. What Suzuki has done in MotoGP in such a short space of time is impressive, and there is so much technology that has come from the GP bike to the new GSX-R1000. We have met with the project leader and I think they've done an unbelievable job with the new bike, and we're confident of putting it at the front'

16.11.2016 - Big Ed

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