UPDATE: Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th December. Closed. Unfortunately torrential rain has now made the tracks too wet.

Good Field on the Line, BT included

Hawkestone Park International

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Vans at the ready for Hawkestone and the first race of 2016 for Ben Townley and his Team Suzuki Racing. Ben Townley will have his first race aboard his Suzuki World MXGP RM-Z450 race machine when the team heads to Hawkstone Park for the annual international event. 

In Late December the factory unit confirmed that the 2016 Hawkstone Park International in the UK will represent the first competitive outing of the new year and giving Team Manager Stefan Everts a chance to see the progress and preparation of Kevin Strijbos and Ben Townley, plus Jeremy Seewer who will race for Team Suzuki World in the MX2 class. 

The meeting on February 7th will be a memorable one in several senses. 

For Everts it marks his first official race event since coming back to the brand as Owner/ General Manager where he gained the first of his 10 titles in 1991. 

For Townley it will be a useful competitive debut outing on the RM-Z450 and since making a surprise comeback from retirement in 2013. The 30-year-old New Zealander will be able to gauge his off-season work only three weeks before the opening Grand Prix of 18 in the 2016 MXGP trail at Losail in Qatar. 

For Strijbos it will be the opening chapter in a campaign where he will be keen to erase a frustrating and injury-plagued 2015 and where he will also be hoping to repeat his overall victory from 12 months previously against an expected field of MXGP peers looking to blow off the winter ‘cobwebs’. 

covington 2016

www.mxlarge.com A good field of top GP riders will race this weekends Be Wiser Hawkstone International, set for the legendary Hawkestone Park circuit in the north of England.

British hero’s Tommy Searle, Shaun Simpson and Max Anstie take on the likes of Ben Townley, Jeffrey Herlings, Kevin Strijbos, Clement Desalle, Thomas Covington and Jordi Tixier.

Not to mention a long list of bright British talent in the field. MXlarge will no doubt have reports and images from this race as it unfolds.

 
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