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Hacking to continue with PBM Kawasaki

Having been called into the factory-backed PBM Kawasaki team on home soil at Miller Motorsports Park, Jamie Hacking will get more chances to impress after confirmation that he will continue to sub for Makoto Tamada for two more events.

Tamada suffered a broken wrist at Monza, with Hacking called up to replace the Japanese rider for his home event on the calendar.

The AMA Daytona SportBike Championship rider secured the best result for the team in some 44 races in Utah with a seventh place finish in race one and, with no clashes in his regular ride, will now also take part in the events at Misano and Donington Park later this month.

The latter is set to be something of a second 'home' race for Hacking, who was born in the UK before his family emigrated to the USA at an early age.

The decision to bring Hacking in for two more races will give Tamada more time to recover before the official WSBK test at Monza in mid-July and the Brno race weekend at the end of next month.


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RawDawg

June 05, 2009 3:31 PM

Keep Tamada at home. For a former MotoGP winner he has been SERIOUSLY outclassed by 2 wildcards from domestic series. Big test for Hacking. Let's see what he does on foreign soil. Hopefully this go around he won't nudge too many people out of the way! :) :) :)

Laterrus Talley

June 06, 2009 2:57 PM
Last Edited 580 days ago

To all those people who think Hacking will have trouble in Europe, how about this, Hacking at Autopolis equals New track record in 2 days! Keep in mind that he had NEVER rode a GP bike prior to that test and he had NEVER rode at Autopolis either! Hacking is a very aggressive rider no doubt and it's great that he is because, people don't achieve greatness by being plain. Zemeke had a bike that's beat the ZX-10R all year and where was he in race one? He's even rode the bike before, kinda knew the team a little, had track knowledge AND is "younger" than Hacking(since people keep screaming about Hacking's age)but yet, he was beat by Hacking. Explain that. Hacking will do fine. I'm certain of it



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