Hawk Kawasaki has exclusively announced to Crash.net that it will operate as a satellite factory team during the 2005 British Superbike season.

It means that Hawk are set to enjoy a great deal of direct help from the Japanese manufacturer, including all the latest kit parts straight from the factory to be tested and developed by the team's two Australian riders.

Work for next year has started early for the team and Hawk's attendance at the recent Valencia test was by specific invitation from the Kawasaki factory, in order to test new performance parts for the 2005 season.

Full details will be announced shortly...