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Preview, Schedule and Ticket Info: 2024 Hawkstone International powered by Syntol Lubricant

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The Ashbrook Hawkstone International powered by Syntol Lubricants is less than a week away now! The fans will be treated to a full day of racing on Sunday the 25th February. It is expected several thousand people will descend on the incredible Hawkstone Park Circuit, SY4 4NA.


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This year SMC are delighted to welcome former World Motocross Champions Jeffrey Herlings and Romain Febvre plus current MX2 World Champion Andrea Adamo. Adding to that world class riders such as Glenn Coldenhoff, Isak Gifting (MX2 British Champion), Petar Petrov, Henry Jacobi, Brent Van Doninck, Roan van de Moosdijk, Alberto Forato, Pauls Jonass, Raf Meuwissen, Liam Everts, Cas Valk, Xavier Cazal, Haken Osterhagen, Maximillian Werner plus top Brits John Adamson, Brad Anderson, Josh Gilbert, Brad Todd, Adam Sterry, Jake Nicholls and Joel Rizzi plus many more.

The line-up is one of the strongest in years, SMC have gone back to the old format so there will be two MXGP and MX2 races plus the Superfinal and three EMX125 races. It will be an action-packed day starting at 9am, gates to the public open at 7:30am.

Tickets can be bought on the gate only – they are £40 for adults and children 5 – 15 £5, free parking and free entry to the riders paddock. Please note we are unable to accept card payments due to the poor signal at the circuit, there is a cash machine on site next to the pay booths.

Dogs must be kept on a lead, mess must be cleared up, they must be friendly with people and happy around bikes. Cannabis smoking is not permitted unless given medical exemption and permission from SMC, please message to enquire.

Camping opens at 9:30am on Saturday 24th February and gates will close at 6:30pm.

No open fires

For more information, please see Hawkstone International on Facebook / Instagram or www.hawkstoneinternationalmx.com

Please note there will be NO live streaming in 2024 – please DO NOT give your payment details to anyone regarding Hawkstone! There are several FAKE / SCAM pages – the official pages are Hawkstone International MX on Facebook and Hawkstone_International_MX on Instagram.

Please take all litter home or use the skips or bins provided, please respect our neighbours and landowners.

Timetable Hawkstone International 2024

Sunday 25th February

7.45 – 8.45am Technical Control

9.00 – 9.25am EMX 125cc Practice & Qualifying Up to 5 minutes start, 5 minutes free 15 minutes timed.

9.30 – 10.05am MX2 International Practice & Qualifying Up to 5 minutes start, 10 minutes free, 15 minutes timed.

10.10 – 10.45am MXGP International Practice & Qualifying Up to 5 minutes start, 10 minutes free, 15 minutes timed.

10.50am EMX 125cc Race 1 15 minutes + 1 lap

Interval

12.00pm MX2 International Race 1 25 minutes + 1 lap

12.40pm MXGP International Race 1 25 minutes + 1 lap

1.15pm EMX 125cc Race 2 15 minutes + 1 lap

1.40pm MX2 International Race 2 25 minutes + 1 lap

2.20pm MXGP International Race 2 25 minutes + 1 lap

3.10pm EMX 125cc Race 3 15 minutes + 1 lap

4.00pm MXGP/MX2 Superfinal 25 minutes + 1 lap

PRESENTATION Top 3 MX2, MXGP & Superfinal – Georges Jobe Trophy – Winner & Top 5 EMX125

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MXGP of Trentino – Drone action

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Nowadays, a drone is flying above the riders during the MXGP races. Below you can see some great action footage that was taken during the MXGP of Trentino!

Photo credits – Fullspectrum Media

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Consistent points for Chambers in Trentino

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Jack Chambers

Qualifying  17th

Race 1 14th

Race 2 14th

Overall 14th

Championship Standings: 14th

Bobby Bruce

Qualifying  18th

Race 1 31st

Race 2 DNS

 

Championship Standings: 24th

It was a mixed weekend for the American Jack Chambers, as he once again showed his consistency in race one continuing to make passes until the last lap, finishing in 14th after starting in 18th. Race two would see the Bike It Kawasaki rider achieve his best start so far in 4th, but a lack of experience this year at the front of the pack saw the “12” lose some positions throughout the race, once again finishing in 14th. Unfortunately teammate Bobby Bruce, still recovering from a wrist injury sustained in Sardinia last week was unable to finish the first race and wasn’t able to participate in race two. With some time off before the next race in 3 weeks, Bobby should have some time to heal up.

In EMX250 all fingers were crossed when Billy Askew had a big crash in practice, and luckily nothing was broken but the medical team did not permit the young brit to carry on for Sunday’s racing. Billy showed improved speed and felt more comfortable racing abroad before the crash. He will join the other two in three weeks for the MXGP of Portugal.

After a good week’s training in Italy, and an awning full of sponsors the prep couldn’t have gone better. Unfortunately, this is racing and the results didn’t reflect our efforts going into the weekend. Having said that, this year MX2 is an exceptionally tough class and whilst we had a 14th from the back and a 14th coming from the front, we just need to work on a few details with Jack to bring his training speed and winter speed to the races. I’ve worked with a lot of racers and I know the next step is not far away.

Equally, with Bobby trying to ride with an injured wrist from Sardinia, he’s shown enough speed and character to know that we are on the right course – but to complete a race at this level you need to be 100%, so the few week break before Portugal is perfect. Billy had a huge crash at speed, but it didn’t deter him from wanting to line up for the races. Because the crash was quite big, the medical crew wouldn’t allow him to continue for the weekend, which I know is the correct choice from a Medical POV. We’re looking forward to our next race which is the first round of the British Championship at Lyng, which is the home circuit of our Sponsor Stebbings, who are located nearby in Kings Lynn.

Despite the results on paper from Italy, all the sponsors enjoyed a great weekend and were first-hand to see all the effort that goes into the weekend, right there with the team throughout the weekend, which can be an eye-opener compared to reading a race report that can’t replicate the real ups and downs of the racing experience.

Photocredit Ray Archer

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Federico Tuani comes close to scoring points in Trentino Europe

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Federico Tuani of the AIT Racing team came close to score points in the fourth round of the MX2 World Championship in Arco di Trento. Tuani finished twenty-first in the first moto and rode inside the top fifteen for a long time in the second moto until his chain broke and he was forced to retire.

Tuani did not get off to a good start in the first heat, but the riding went well and he also managed to set good lap times. In the end he fell just short of scoring a point and finished twenty-first.

After a good start in the second heat, he was riding in thirteenth position in the beginning. He managed to stay in the top fifteen until the middle of the race, but then fatigue started to set in. Tuani persevered but eventually had to leave the race due to a broken chain.

In qualifying for the EMX250 class, Xavier Cazal was unable to find his rhythm. He tried several times to put a fast lap together but despite his efforts he could not get further than a twenty-first time. This meant that he was a reserve for the heats. Unfortunately he was not allowed to participate in the first heat, but this was the case in the second heat. Cazal managed to cross the finish line in twenty-sixth place in the second moto.

There was also a large turnout in the EMX125 class. Venicslav Toshev managed to set a twenty-seventh time in his group, which was not enough for qualification. Despite this disappointment, Toshev stays positive and he will again strive to achieve a good result in Markelo this Sunday.

This Sunday, several riders from the AIT Racing team will compete in the final of the Dutch Masters of Motocross in Markelo.

Photocredits – Fullspectrum Media

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