The Hawkstone International has taken a bit of a hit this week, as Ben Watson announced that he would not be racing at the pre-season event and now Calvin Vlaanderen has confirmed that he will not be there either. Vlaanderen confirmed the rather surprising news via the following statement on social media moments ago.
"Damn it sucks I won't be at @Hawkstone_International_MX this weekend. Was looking forward to battle with the 450 boys! Hope to see all my GB fans at Matterley in a few weeks."
Although no information about the reason for his absence has been made public, after speaking to Vlaanderen it became apparent that there is no reason to worry and his attendance at the first round of 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship should not be called into question.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Yamaha Racing