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.

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Hacking, USA WSBK 2009
Team Kawasaki, WSBK Race2, Qatar 2016
Kawasaki WSS and WSBK Teams, Qatar 2016
Kawasaki WSS and WSBK Teams, Qatar 2016
Jonathan rea and Sofuoglu Kawasaki teams, Qatar WSBK 2016
Sykes and Jonathan Rea win manufacturers title for Kawasaki, WSBK Race1, Jerez WSBK 2016
Kawasaki head, WSBK Race2, French WSBK 2016
Calia, SSTK1000 Race,  Misano WSBK 2016
Tamburini, SSTK1000 Race,  Misano WSBK 2016
De Rosa, SSTK1000 Race,  Misano WSBK 2016
Ponsson, SSTK1000 Race,  Misano WSBK 2016
Puffe, SSTK1000 Race,  Misano WSBK 2016
Tamburini, SSTK1000 Race,  Misano WSBK 2016
De Rosa and Mercado, SSTK1000 Race,  Misano WSBK 2016
De Rosa and Mercado, SSTK1000 Race,  Misano WSBK 2016
Black, SSTK1000 Race,  Misano WSBK 2016
Razgatlioglu, SSTK1000 Race,  Misano WSBK 2016
Faccani, SSTK1000 Race,  Misano WSBK 2016

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


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 628 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

© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.