Although the event now takes place much earlier than it once did, it still kicks off the British season and is a favourite amongst MXGP teams. The promoters got the jump on everyone else last night, as they are the first to announce their date for the new season. The event will take place at 11th February.
"Once again we are really looking forward to the event in 2018," Gary Ford, the event secretary, stated in a press release. "We are hoping to draw some world class riders to the event and have a good shake down before the GPs kick off."
No riders have been announced yet, unsurprisingly, but it was revealed that BeWiser will be the title sponsor yet again. "We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the Hawkstone International and to be able to continue our support of motocross in the UK," a BeWiser representative said. "The event always provides top class action and we are looking forward to some exciting racing in February 2018."
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: MPS Images