2013 superbike test

We had our frst test of 2013 on the new surfaced phillip island circuit on the new 2013 Honda CBR 1000 Fireblade last wednesday. The weather was really good and we learnt alot about the new firblade. I started off the day on the superbike to get some photos for the THR poster for 2013, then got ontp the supersport 600, and tested that for the rest of the day. Next weekend we have world supersport and I am doing a wild card with Team Honda Racing.

It is going to be tough but the team at THR have been working hard and are building a fast and competetive motor so a huge thanks to those guys. Also like to thank alpinestars and bell for hooking me up with a sick new kit for this weekend. As well as Honda Australia HRC and Oakley for there continuied support.


Preparation for World Supersport with Team Honda Racing

I have arrived here in Melbourne 2 weeks prior to the first round of the World Superbike event at Phillip Island. Where i will be doing a wild card in the world supersport 600 class. I am really looking forward to racing against these guys in WSS, its going to be a hard few days but i am focused and ready to perform at my best. Team Honda Racing has been working really hard in the offseason preparing a fast competitive bike for the race, we have had alot of help from HRC so a huge thanks to you guys for your support, Greatly appreciated.

We are on the way to the track tomorrow for some testing then back to Melbourne for the 2013 Honda CBR1000 launch. Then back to Phillip Island on the 18th/19th for the official WSBK WSS Test. So we have a busy couple of weeks down here leading up to the race on the 22nd-23rd.

Huge thanks to Team Honda Racing, HRC, Honda Australia, Bell Helmets, Alpinestars, Oakley couldn't do it without you guys thank you so much for your continued  support.

Stayed tuned for updates

JH


Qatar ADC Wrap

Great way to finish the Asia dream cup championship with taking the win in the last round of the year and securing 3rd position in the championship. I learnt alot this weekend, racing under lights for the first time, and being at Losail international circuit was such a good experience the track was immaculate. It was a awesome series and everyone on the Asia Dream Cup committee done such a good job making a fair, close hard racing championship. So a big shout out to those guys and series sponsors, Petronas, TWMR, and Honda.

So that brings 2012 season to a end I would like to say a huge thanks to Honda Australia, Arai Helmets, Alpinestars and Oakley for there continued support couldn't do it without you guys so thankyou so much

Cheers

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Qatar asia dream cup

Hi everyone, just arrived in Dubai, next stop Doha.

Racing at Qatar over the next few days for the last round of the Asia dream cup championship. I'm looking forward to this round because the tracks amazing and we will be racing under light Thursday Friday and Saturday night.

So for today ill just be hanging out in the city looking around and relaxing. Ill keep you all posted over the weekend.
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Phillip island GP weekend

Had a amazing time down at Phillips island for the Grand Prix I arrived Wednesday and cruised around Melbourne all day before heading down to the island, my team mate Jamie Stauffer and myself went and raced some go Karts in Melbourne and had so much fun, mind you I did show him the way around the track !

Went to the track it was all set up ready for the weekend. Friday we had a practice and a qualifying, didn't really go to plan because the weather was horrible and my first proper race meeting on the 1000 it wasn't ideal way to start the weekend.

3 races on Saturday and I was feeling good by the last one, had a small problem with the set up of the bike so I was struggling there for a little bit but the positive was every race my lap time was getting faster and I was feeling better. I sat down with the mechanics at the end of Saturday to try and find a solution for the problems I was having. We all agreed on a set up to try for race 4 on Sunday. Race for started off really well got off to a good start and was running with the front guys did my fastest lap time around Phillip island at a 1:34.6 and was happy with how the bike was after the change. All in all it was a good experience on the superbike and I'm happy with how team Honda racing worked all weekend.

Thankyou to team Honda racing, Honda Australia, alpinestars, arai helmets, oakley
Awesome weekend, thanks guys


Josh Hook Gets First Taste of Superbike

Josh hook gets first taste of Team Honda Racing's Superbike.
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Superbike Test Phillip Island

Down here at Phillip island testing team Honda racings superbike for the first time. Ill keep you posted on how I go