As the British Superbike season has a three-week break the action is non-stop for the Hawk Kawasaki squad who are busy working hard preparing for the remainder of the season. Firstly an update on Hawk Superbike rider Dean Thomas who was involved in a serious incident with James Haydon at Snetterton. Thomas is now at home resting after being discharged from hospital on Thursday 22nd June, he sustained four broken ribs and he punctured his right lung in the crash. Although still in a lot of pain and struggling plus now an added complication of an infection in the lung Dean is on the slow road to recovery. It is unsure as to when he will return to the Superbike series as he is taking each day at a time and will only return once he is fully fit. Hawk would like to wish Dean a speedy recovery and they hope to see him back on track soon.

Team Manager Stuart Hicken was in London last week at the National Courier Awards in which the Minister of Transport was present. Hawk were proud to have a Dean Thomas’ 2006 ZX-10R Kawasaki on display. This was a good opportunity to put the presence of the Motorcycle Industry at the front of people’s minds.

Hawk Kawasaki riders Craig Coxhell and Peter Hickman will both be attending the official British Superbike test days at Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire next week, 5th and 6th July. They will be continuing their test programme to modify and find a good race set up for the British Superbike meeting there in August. For further information on the testing schedule please see

From there the team will be heading to Scarborough for the ‘Cock of the North’ race at Oliver’s Mount. They will be running TT star 26-year-old Ian ‘Hutchy’ Hutchinson from Bingley, West Yorkshire. Hutchy scored some fantastic results on a Kawasaki at this year’s TT races and will be hoping to continue that strong form for Hawk in Scarborough. Hutchy will be competing in the Supersport race on the 2006 ZX-6RR and in the Superbike races on Dean Thomas’ 2006 ZX-10R in the hope to gain some good results for the Hawk Team.

Following that the team will be heading to Scotland for round eight of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Knockhill on the 15th and 16th July.



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