The Londoner will line up in the reigning class of the British series, riding the BMW for the NP Racing team with which he’ll complete the full season, after having won the toughest battle of all in recent months
Sam Cox will be on the British Superbike starting grid in 2022. This might sound like any other rider announcement but there’s more to the Englishman’s story, seeing as he’ll be returning to the track after having successfully battled cancer over the last few months.
Having made his debut in BSB in 2021, during the Silverstone National round, and after a number of seasons in Superstock, Supersport and the Ducati TriOptions Cup, the Brit has now almost finished his treatment and is ready to climb aboard the BMW M1000RR of team NP Racing, headed up by Neil Pearson. This will therefore be his first full season in the reigning class.
Sam is feeling grateful and motivated ahead of this new opportunity, which comes after he won the most important race of all: "I’m really pleased to be able to race in the most important class at national level and be able to help team NP Racing to develop in the category. I’m more excited than ever and my battle with cancer, diagnosed a few months ago, has made me stronger and given me even greater motivation. I’m finishing my treatment, after which I’ll focus fully on my physical training so as to be ready for the first round”.
"Particular thanks go to Neil Pearson, who has made this possible and decided to trust in me and allow me to ride his team’s BMW”, adds the 32-year old Brit. “This opportunity came about thanks to my sponsors and, above all, the hard work I've done in previous years in the other classes. I’ll do my best not to disappoint".
Translated by Heather Watson