BSB repeat for rookie Hopkins with Black Onyx Honda

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A second season in Bennetts British Superbike awaits Luke Hopkins as he returns with Black Onyx Security Honda for 2022.

Hopkins’ debut in the championship saw the Sittingbourne-based rookie collect points on his opening weekend at Oulton Park, with the team looking to building on the experience garnered throughout their opening year to come back stronger for the sophomore season.

“When the opportunity to race in BSB came up 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.

“Competing at this level really pushes you on and I improved my personal best times at every track we visited this year. Me and my dad have learned a huge amount about the bike and electronics this season and we hope to use that knowledge and experience to be even more competitive in 2022.”

“2021 was always going to be a learning year as we got to grips with the new Honda,” Team owner, Gareth Hopkins explained.

“As the season progressed we were able to move forwards with the bike to something approaching superbike spec rather than how we started the year! With plenty of time to test new parts and refine our setup over the winter I’m sure Luke can move up the grid next year.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to Black Onyx Security for coming on board as title sponsor as well as all our other partners. Their support was invaluable this year and we look forward to working with them again in 2022 and beyond.”