BSB: Max Cook Signs For FS3-Racing Kawasaki

Published on November 26, 2022
By Dawn Hammersley

Reigning Pirelli National Junior Superstock Champion Max Cook makes the leap to the Bennetts British Superbike class

After an amazing 2022 season with Binch Racing consisting of nine wins and two second places, the 19-year-old from Swindon will follow the likes of Ryan Vickers making the step from stock 600s to the superbike class onboard a ZX-10RR.

Max is a former Red Bull Rookies Cup rider, competing in the junior series in 2018 and 2019 achieving a podium finish in race two at the Sachsenring and finishing ninth overall in the championship.

He also rode in the JuniorGP Moto 3 Championship in 2019 and 2020 with the Honda British Talent Cup Team scoring a top five finish at race one in Aragon. Max is definitely one to keep an eye out for in 2023.

Max Cook

This is a dream come true for me. Firstly, I would like to thank Nigel and Darren for supporting me for six years and now, to finally be their rider is so surreal! Nigel has supported me throughout my years at Red Bull Rookies Cup, Moto3 Junior World Championship and most recently, winning the Junior Superstock 600 championship, so he knows what I can do on a bike.
Of course, this is a big step for me, but I feel like I am totally ready for the challenge and looking forward to showing people what I can do. To have Lee Jackson as my teammate is amazing. We all know he is very fast, and he is someone that I have always looked up to, so I can’t wait to soak up his knowledge. I have already had a taste for the superbike in early October, and I’m very excited to give it the beans in a proper run out in winter testing!

Nigel Snook

We’ve been supporting Max for six years and have been really impressed with his progress. He’s served his apprenticeship winning the BSB Moto 3 championship in 2017, then progressing through the British Talent Cup, Red Bull Rookies and the Junior World Championship. His talent really shone through this year as he dominated the Junior Superstock Championship and made a very impressive Supersport debut at the final round at Brands Hatch.
As a team, we pride ourselves on actively supporting young talented riders, so the decision to promote Max to ride alongside Lee Jackson fitted perfectly with our philosophy. As a front-running BSB team, it’s easy to overlook a long-term development plan in return for instant results. We believe every team in the paddock has the responsibility to nurture young talent to keep British riders at the forefront of world racing and show everyone that the British Superbike Championship is the strongest domestic championship in the world.
Just coming up to his 20th birthday, Max will certainly have his work cut out getting used to the raw power of a superbike, but we’ve got a full testing plan in place for him over the winter, and he’s very excited to get going. Based on his previous experience, we don’t think it will be too long before he surprises a few people.

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