“HIMX have decided to make this year’s event a tribute to Georges Jobé.
As soon as the death of motocross legend Georges Jobé was announced, people were contacting us by phone and email asking us to do something in his honour. Many remember Jobé for the spectacular double jump he did over André Malherbe at the 500cc GP at Hawkstone Park in 1984, and have been asking us to re-create the double jump and naming it the ‘Jobé Jump’. We do like the idea, but we have to consider safety, as well as the fact that a young rider had a fatal accident in that area in 2005, so we also need to take his family’s feelings into account.
Starting this year, we will have the ‘Georges Jobé Memorial Trophy’ which will be handed to the winner of the MX1/MX2 final. This perpetual trophy has been chosen by Jobé’s son Vic and daughter Maïté, from Georges private trophy collection. His son and daughter are attending the event, and will present the trophy to the winner on the day.
Artist Rob Kinsey, who made a painting of the double jump, is also giving a print of the painting to the winner of the final.
As many people don’t know exactly where the double jump was, we will mark the area with a banner with the picture of the jump, taken by Nick Haskell. Alan Bott, of Pemberton Tyres, who travelled to Belgium in March last year to give the original painting to Jobé, will be sponsoring this area.
There are other ideas we are working on, to make it a fitting tribute to a Hawkstone legend.”
Preparations for the Hawk International are well underway now, the track is looking good and the long range forecast is also looking dry. The rider line-up is one of the best line-ups in years with top ranked riders from the World and British scene. Action will start from around 9am and will run throughout the day with some fantastic races set to occur, it is all looking good!
Tickets are only available to buy on the gate on the day, £25 each which includes a free race programme. Under 14’s are free.
Camping will be £20 per pitch – motorhome/tent/caravan.
Parking on site is also free.
The 2012 Hawkstone International Motocross is supported by
Hawk Plant Hire – www.hawk-group.co.uk
Doodson Motorsport – www.doodsonbg.com
RJS Builders – www.rjsbuildersltd.co.uk
Salop Leisure – www.salopleisure.co.uk
ISO2 – www.iso2nutrition.co.uk
CMP Racewear – www.cmpracewear.com
TMX & DBR
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