The Hawkstone International, which will be held on the second weekend in February, is obviously quite far off, but the promoters have just made their first big announcement. Following a year away from the event, Jeffrey Herlings will once again grace British soil aboard his Red Bull KTM. Herlings is expected to be the biggest name on the starting line.
"Getting Jeffrey back to our event after missing out on him last February is the best news we could hope for," said Gary Ford. "In my opinion he is the fastest rider in the world and always puts on a good show whenever he comes to Hawkstone Park. This was one of my main aims to get him back for 2018 and I am sure the crowd will be very pleased also."
This is actually a rather big signing for the folks at Hawkstone Park, as their event is going to clash with the second round of the Italian Championship next year. The Italian series has, of course, become a favourite amongst teams and riders in recent years.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: KTM Images/Ray Archer