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Junior road racer Josh Hook joins Alex Gobert’s RRPA team

26 August, 2008 - Alex  Gobert’s Road Race Performance Academy has announced that it will support  talented junior road racer Josh Hook with a coaching and sponsorship program  run through RRPA and its supporters.

The  15-year-old from Taree, New South Wales, made his road racing debut earlier  this year and will be coached and guided by Gobert, who was a former Australian  Junior Road Racing Champion before going on to a professional racing career in  Australia and the United States.

Hook  currently competes in the MRRDA (Motorcycle Road Race Development Association)  Series and AMCN Junior Nationals on a Honda CBR150, as well as in the AMCN Australian  125GP Championship on the all-new Honda-powered Moriwaki MD250H.

His  first championship success in road racing came earlier this year as he wrapped  up the four-stroke category in the Junior Nationals, which was run in  conjunction with three rounds of the Australian Superbike Championship.

The  teenager’s most recent success was achieved at round four of the MRRDA Series  at Wakefield Park last weekend on 23-24 August, where Hook was able to clinch  his maiden round win after scoring pole position and two out of three race  victories for the weekend.

Hook  will now turn his attention to this weekend’s sixth round of the Australian  125GP Championship at Symmons Plains Raceway in Tasmania, where he will be  looking to build on the solid ninth position he scored overall at the previous  round against a packed field of race-bred 125cc two-strokes on his production-based  250cc four-stroke.

Visit  RRPA’s official website at www.rrpa.com.au for news on Josh’s progress over the duration of the season.

RRPA’s  inaugural Riding Development Program event will be held at Wakefield Park on 10  September, with Honda’s current Australian Superbike Championship points leader  Glenn Allerton a confirmed guest at the event which will feature sessions for  Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced riders.

Entry  forms can be found on RRPA’s website on the Calendar page at www.rrpa.com.au.

Alex Gobert:
“The  talent Josh has displayed in his first season of road racing has been  phenomenal and as yet another young dirt tracker who has made the transition to  road racing he has adapted extremely well. The Road Race Performance Academy is  pleased to be able to work with Josh and his parents to help him achieve his  goals, so it is great to be able to watch him learn so quickly and progress.”