The famous Hawkstone International will once again kick-start the new motocross season it has been announced by organisers HIMX.

February 11, 2018, is the confirmed date for the popular event with Be Wiser Insurance stepping in once again to support the sport as title sponsors of the 2018 Be Wiser Hawkstone International.

HIMX has been quick out of the gate with the date announcement to help avoid any clash with major Internationals, and the early Feb date offers FIM World Motocross Championship riders and their teams a good shakedown opportunity ahead of the season start at Neuquen, Argentina just a few weeks later.


Expect to see registrations open soon with regular rider announcements to follow in the coming weeks and months.

“Once again we are really looking forward to the event in 2018, we are hoping to draw some world-class riders to the event and have a good shakedown before the GPs kick off,” said Event Secretary Gary Ford in a press release.

“We are really pleased that Be Wiser Insurance has once again committed to the Hawkstone International as title sponsor and it will be great to work with them again.”

A spokesperson for Be Wiser commented: “We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the Hawkstone International and to be able to continue our support of motocross in the UK. The event always provides top class action and we are looking forward to some exciting racing in February 2018.”

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