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Australian Josh Hook to replace Dominique Aegerter


While Dominique Aegerter (Technomag Racing Interwetten) starts his rehabilitation following his serious accident during the Aragon Moto2 Grand Prix last Sunday in Alcañiz, Frédéric Corminboeuf, the boss of CGBM Evolution, the company owner of the two Swiss teams, has reached an agreement with a young Australian rider Joshua "Josh" Hook, 22 years old, to compete in the next three rounds of the world championship, in Motegi (Japan), Phillip Island (Australia) and Sepang (Malaysia).

"I was contacted by around thirty riders, " explained Fred Corminboeuf. "It was Dominique Aegerter how had this good idea. We absolutely wanted someone who knows these three circuits and Domi suggested Josh Hook, with whom he finished in a fantastic second position in the Suzuka 8-hour race last August. Having commenced his career in Australia, Josh was defending the colours of FCC-TSR in the Japanese Superbike Championship and he has of course ridden in Motegi as well as Phillip Island in the Australian Championship and Sepang with the Asia Dream Cup. We are happy to present you a new Grand Prix rider as Dominique will not be joining us in the following three weeks," said the boss.

Born on 9 January 1993 in Taree (Australia), Joshua "Josh" Hook explored road racing in 2008 finishing second in a Junior Cup in his country. Fifth and seventh in the Red Bull Rookies Cup the following two years, he became the Australian 125cc Champion in 2011, learning to ride a 600cc at the same time (2nd in the Australian Superstock Championship). National Supersport vice-champion in 2012, second in the Asia Dream Cup in the same year, he moved up to the national Superbike Championship (5th in 2013, then 4th last year), before moving to Japan. He is currently 4th in the All-Japan Superbike Championship and was successful alongside Dominique Aegerter in the 8-hour race in Suzuka.