James Ellison, Hawk Racing join Powerslide Catfoss Suzuki set-up for 2022 BSB

Powerslide Catfoss Racing Suzuki will hook up with factory-assisted Hawk Racing and bring James Ellison on as team manager for 2022 BSB season


Powerslide Catfoss Racing will enter into its second season of British Superbike Championship (BSB) in 2022 with support from Suzuki’s official Hawk Racing representative, with Bjorn Estment staying on board as rider and James Ellison becoming team manager.

The privateer team made its debut in 2021 as the only other team beyond Hawk Racing (which competes under the Buildbase banner) but will get technical assistance from its counterparts to boost its 2022 aspirations.

In addition, ex-MotoGP rider Ellison has been tapped as team manager, the 15-time race winner - a runner-up in 2009 - having originally signed with the team to compete in the 2020 North West 200 before it was cancelled due to COVID-19.

“After a successful debut season, where we over achieved all our original targets we decided to extend our relationship with Hawk Racing, who were massively involved with our development last year. 

“We are looking on how we can continue to improve in our second season, and working with Hawk Racing and their extensive knowledge of the Suzuki in Bennetts BSB can only be a positive.

“We also have James Ellison as a new team manager, and as an experienced rider in the series for several years, his input will also be another step forward. We look forward to announcing the rest of our plans in the coming weeks.”

On the rider front, Swedish racer Estment will remain with the team after a handful of points’ scoring efforts in 2021 with a best finish of 11th at Donington Park.

“I’m really so excited to continue with the Powerslide Catfoss Racing Suzuki team. In all honesty, we had a much more successful year one that we had hoped for, and through a lot of hard work and key partnerships, we made our debut season a real success. 

“As a rider I feel I improved consistently throughout the season, picking up points on a regular basis and a personal best result of 11th was really something I’m pretty chuffed about. A big thanks needs to go to Steve and all at Hawk Racing for guiding us in the right direction throughout the season. 

“Also a mega thanks to all the team and my personal sponsors for believing in me and this project. The goal for 2022 is pretty simple and straightforward and that is to try continuing where we left off and progress forward step by step as the season takes shape. We have a stunning new and improved bike for 2022, so I’m confident we will be able to spring a surprise here and there.”