Rob Hooper Racing have announced that they will not be lining up for the 2022 race season, as he closes the door on his professional time in the sport.
Having been involved in the sport for 55 years, Hooper started his race career when he was thirteen with the AMCA Championship series in the Midlands before going on to race around the World in GP’s, for Team GB in the Motocross Des Nations, and also in the British Championship.
2021 was the 30th year of Rob owning and managing his own team and, with its recent focus of nurturing young British talent, has seen the likes of Ryan Houghton, Taylor Hammal, Lewis Hall and Sam Nunn all recording their first Pro overall wins with the team.
“I have been very fortunate to be able to do what I love for so many years.” said Rob, speaking of his retirement.
“I have spent my whole working life doing what I enjoy and working within the sport, and by and large, it has been a pleasure. I have had so many riders under our awning through the years, and I am very proud of what we have achieved, but everything must come to an end.”
“I owe it to my wife Cheryl who has always been so supportive of me to spend time with her and that she becomes my focus. I am sure I will visit the odd meeting and catch up with the many great friends I have made within the sport over the years.”
“I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported the team over the years as a rider, parent, mechanic or sponsor. We wouldn’t have been able to have achieved what we have without you.”