Adina Watches, Australia’s only watch brand to design and manufacture on our shores, has partnered with Josh Hook, the freshest Aussie face on the World Superbike Championship tour for 2016, in an international sponsorship deal.

Josh is a 23 year old rookie on the WorldSBK tour. Billed as one of the most exciting prospects in international motorsport, Josh earned his WorldSBK spot through outstanding results in Australia, Asia and Europe since 2009.

Riding for the Italian owned Grillini Racing Team, the Taree local is excited to be partnering with Adina, whose Australian watchmaking pedigree played a big part in why he was so eager to work with them.

“Watch companies have always had a strong presence internationally in motorsport. I’m really excited to not only be representing Australia in World Superbikes this year, but also Adina, which is such a great Australian brand.” said Josh. 

General Manager of Adina Watches, Grant Menzies was quick to recognise the potential which Josh had to offer and was ecstatic to secure the partnership.

“Josh is sure to be the next big thing, not only in Australian motorsport, but across the entire WorldSBK field!” Grant remarked.

“He already has a substantial fan base in Australia and his presence on the WorldSBK Championship tour in 2016 is quickly gaining him an even bigger following worldwide. The whole Adina team is right behind Hooky and we wish him the very best for the season ahead.” Grant concluded.

For more information about Adina or to view the current collection visit www.adinawatches.com.au

Hook Wins in Taiwan

Race 1 in the Asia Dream Cup for Round 5 of the 2012 PETRONAS Asia Road Racing Championship went contrary to Joshua Hook's predictions that there would be no pack racing this time around at the Pen Bay International Circuit. But despite the tough racing conditions, the Australian rider was able to keep it together and win his second victory of the season with a time of 23:62.602s.

With six riders in the front group, Hook stuck to his strategy of staying in touch with the lead, but keeping out of the endless lead-swapping. The young Australian waited until the final two laps before gunning his way to the front. "I felt secure with this strategy because I knew that I was strong in the back section of the track. During the last two laps, I made sure that every time Okubo overtook me, I would regain that place as soon as possible," described Hook.

Id like to say a big thanks to Honda Australia, Arai, Alpinestars and Oakley for there help and continued support through out the season.