SBK and Luke Hopkins will continue with the family-run Black Onyx Security Honda in BSB

For the second time in a row, Luke Hopkins will ride a family-owned CBR 1000 RR-R in the British Superbike. After his somewhat unexpected debut in 2021, the Sittingbourne rider will have the opportunity to continue his personal adventure in the British premier class next year, always as part of the small Black Onyx Security Team, which is led directly by his father Gareth .

BSB debut

Originally shortly before participating in the Pirelli National Superstock Championship, that year, Luke Hopkins changed his plans during the season and decided to make an early debut in British superbike. Although he scored his first points on the opening weekend at Oulton Park, the limits of his underdeveloped technical package began to emerge as the season progressed, and he always ended up well outside the top-15. Based on the experience from 2021, with a view to the coming season you should at least get closer and constantly fight with the midfield.

2022 expectations

“When the opportunity came up to compete in BSB it was too good to miss – Hopkins admitted – it’s every rider’s dream to compete at the highest level and BSB is one of the most prestigious Superbike championships in the world World. I improved my personal bests on every track we visited this year. Myself and my father have learned a lot about the motorcycle and electronics this season and we hope to be able to use this knowledge and experience to be even more competitive in 2022. “

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