Josh Hook is an endurance world champion motorcycle racer from Australia. Currently competing in the FIM Endurance World Championship with F.C.C. TSR Honda France, he started riding at the age of 14 months. He started dirt track riding in 2005, then moved to road racing in 2008.
Josh Hook is an endurance world champion motorcycle racer from Australia. Currently competing in the FIM Endurance World Championship with F.C.C. TSR Honda France, he started riding at the age of 14 months. He started dirt track riding in 2005, then moved to road racing in 2008, where he ranked 3rd at the MRRDA series nationally. Hook was selected to compete in Moto GP Red Bull Rookies Cup in Europe in 2009 and 2010.
He returned to Australia in 2011 and won the Australia 125GP championship on his Aprilia 125 GP machine. Hook showed his diversity by also ranking 3rd nationally on a Honda CBR600. In the 2012 season, he rode for Team Honda Australia in the Australia Supersport 600 category, finishing second. Hook also competed in the Petronas Asia Dream Cup throughout Asia, finishing third.
2013 was Hook’s debut year on the Honda CBR1000 machine with Team Honda Racing finishing a respective 5th in the Australian Superbike Championship with podium finishes. 2014 Hook took on the Phillip Island Championship aboard the Honda claiming five wins out of the six race championship. 5th place in ASBK with multiple wins and podium finishes, unfortunately sustaining a broken neck which ruined his chances to claim the title.
After a successful year in 2014 Hook caught the attention of Honda Japan and TSR F.C.C. team manager Mr Masa FUJJI, The Japanese manufacture made it clear they wanted Hook to race internationally, giving him the chance to ride for Honda World co in the All Japan Championship as well as the prestigious annual Suzuka 8 Hour event for the 2015 season. Hook jumped at this amazing opportunity, packed up and moved to Suzuka Japan, home of Honda and TSR.
The team decided to make the move to World Endurance Championship, a dream come true for Hook as this always was a personal goal. Competing with F.C.C. TSR Honda France in the last three races of the 2016-2017 EWC season, Hook helped the team to finish on the podium in third place at the prestigious Suzuka 8 Hours, wrapping up the season fourth overall.
In the 2017-2018 season Hook, with his teammates Freddy Foray and Mike Di Meglio were crowned FIM Endurance World Champions after a superb season which saw the F.C.C. TSR Honda France team win at both the 24 Heures Motos and the 8 Hours of Oschersleben.
The following year the team finished the EWC season second overall, taking wins at the 24-hour Bol d'Or and again at the 8 Hours of Oschersleben. The 2019-2020 season was disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic that effected race events worldwide. However, working hard the FIM managed to get the season restarted and F.C.C. TSR Honda France stormed the 24 Heures Motos aboard the all-new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, taking the race win after leading for the majority of the 24 hours in what was the debut endurance race for the new Fireblade. Following up the success in France, the team went on to take second place at the 12 Hours of Estoril, finishing the season third overall.
Date of Birth
Taree, New South Wales,
CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP
Grand Prix Debut
2010 125cc Australian GP
19 (2 in 125cc, 4 in Moto2, 13 in MotoE)
Total GP Podiums
2015 Suzuka 8 Hours (Honda)
2011 Champion Australia 125GP