2015 Hawkstone International

8th February

British Champions Simpson and Karro

HIMX are delighted to announce that they have signed the two reigning Maxxis British Motocross Champions, Shaun Simpson and Matiss Karro to race at the Hawkstone International on the 8th February.

Shaun Simpson had a fantastic year in 2014 by winning the British Motocross Championship by a huge 109 points, in the process the likable Scotsman also gained several podiums on the World Motocross stage and finishing a stunning seventh overall. He has resigned with the Hitachi REVO KTM UK team for 2015 and is eager to get to Hawkstone.

Shaun Simpson - "It's great to be riding the Hawkstone International again and kicking things off for me 2015 season in the UK. It will be a valuable race and good track time under my belt before the first GP in Qatar only a couple of weeks later. I have always had a lot of fun racing at Hawkstone and after my win last season at the International; I'll be looking to keep that top step for number 24 come February."

Adding to Shaun will be the entire Route77 Energy MVR-D Honda squad, consisting of Matiss Karro, Josh Gilbert and the first time ever a lady competitor in the form of Natalie Cane. Matiss successfully won the MX2 British Championship in 2014 and also secured 10th in the MX1 class in the World Championship. The lovable Latvian has switched from KTM to Honda and is looking forward to kick starting his season at Hawkstone.

Matiss Karro - "Hawkstone Park is a good meeting for me and a place that holds good memories. I am happy to start my new season with my new team at one of my most favourite tracks and hopefully there will be plenty of MK91 fans there to cheer me on."

Team boss Mark Chamberlain has also signed up 2014 British MXY2 Champion Josh Gilbert for 2015.

Josh Gilbert - "I have never ridden in MX2 yet so I'm really excited about next year. I know it's going to be tough but it'll be a good indication of where I am before the British season starts. The track is a really good track, rough and technical but I've had some good races there in the past and I'm looking forward to go there with my new team Route 77 Energy MVR-D Honda."

For the first time in the history of the event the Hawkstone International will see a lady rider race for the first time in the International, MVR-D have signed extremely talented rider Natalie Kane, Natalie secured podiums in the ladies World Motocross Championship this year but was forced to miss the final two rounds due to injury.

Mark Chamberlain - Team Manager - "We're really pleased to be part of the Hawkstone International again in 2015. It's a race that's important to our team and its sponsors, the riders are looking forward to the challenge of the track and the great crowds that attend Hawkstone!"

The support race for 2015 will be the opening round of the British Quad Championship.

MX1 and MX2 entries are now open by contacting Gary Ford ford542@btinternet.com.

 Trade stand enquiries can be made with info@rhlactivities.com or by calling 01873 840640. Trade stands are £350 plus vat for a 7.5 x 7.5 metre pitch, if bought and paid for before the 31st December 2014 then it will be discounted to £300 plus vat - space is limited!

The HIMX team are currently looking for sponsors from a title sponsor down to smaller sponsors. Sponsorship packages start from as little as £20, in return the sponsor will be mentioned in the entire pre event PR, a logo and link on www.hawkstoneinternationalmx.com, mentions in specific bike press and websites. Plus much more, if you are interested in getting involved in the event please contact me on CarlyRathmellPR@gamil.com for a sponsorship package.

If you have any questions or are keen to get involved please let me know.

Please see below some links from previous events

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9mUA77OYUA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpjLbbG-J6A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASzU9vkFALo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aft7a1JMIU0