In 2016 Luke had a tremendously successful year in the Team Green Junior Cup. Riding his Kawasaki Ninja 300. It was his second year in the series and only his second year of motorcycle racing. Despite his relative inexperience he surprised a lot of people winning seven races, finishing on the podium 24 times and ending the season in second place. He also achieved the lap record at Brands Hatch on the GP circuit that had stood for seven years previously. During the year Hopkins also travelled to Europe to participate in the Moriwaki
Junior 250 Cup. This championship was mainly made up of riders from Germany and the Netherlands but also from around the world. This year there was a Thai rider and a Brazilian. Racing at circuits such as Portimao in Portugal, Alcarras in Spain was great experience for the youngster from Kent. He scored two fantastic ninth place finishes in the round in the Czech Republic.
In 2015 Luke Hopkins embarked on his exciting motorcycle racing journey. Having never ridden a motorcycle before, the journey was hard. Many of his competitors had been riding since the age of six or seven and Hopkins was starting out. In his first race he finished second from last and one lap down but by the end of the season his potential was beginning to shine through finishing sixth and fifth in two races at the Pembrey circuit. He then went on to claim two fifth place finishes at Brands Hatch.
2016 - What a difference a year made.
2015 - The dream began.
In 2017 With a new Supersport class at worlds announced, Luke and the team were invited to take part 2017. This was such a huge step for Luke and the team, but with such a small budget to work with and against professional riders, Luke found himself being a small fish in a big pond. Luke did so well and pushed hard, and has come away with so much race craft experience to prepare him into 2018