With the Hawkstone International fast approaching – February 23 is just around the next corner – the HIMX team have once again secured a fantastic line-up for the opening of the outdoor MX season in the UK. Every week top names and teams have been adding and the entry in the MX1 – MX2 and Support classes are now full.

This week comes the signing of the Bike-It Yamaha Cosworth team consisting of Rui Goncalves and Max Anstie, both are preparing for their assault on the Motocross GP Championship this year, starting the week after the Hawkstone International in Qatar.

Goncalves is returning to the track after injury and will be eager for some pre-season race fitness before the World Championship. The Portuguese rider has achieved much success in his career, he finished runner-up in the World Championship in 2009, he stepped up to the MX1 class in 2010 and will join Steve Dixons’ successful Bike-It Yamaha team for the 2014 MX1 season.


Rui Goncalves commented: “It has been a while since I raced at Hawkstone but it will be good to be back racing in the UK, especially now that I’m riding for the Bike It Yamaha Cosworth Team. I’m looking forward to racing there and continue my preparation and testing for the GP season. See you all there!”

His team-mate for the season will be the likable Brit Max Anstie, Max will be competing in the MX2 class for the Bike-It team this season having finishing tenth in the World last year he is looking forward to Hawkstone and his new season ahead.

“It’s going to be nice to start off the season at Hawkstone.” Said Max Anstie. “It’s a good test for us before we head off to Qatar. The Hawkstone track is always great and I love riding there in front of the British fans and I will never turn down the opportunity to put on a good show. I hope I will be able to give them something to cheer about at the International and have a good strong season ahead.”

Sponsorship options are still available prices start from as little as £150. Sponsorship packages include entry tickets, track bannering, company logo and link on the website for a full year plus much more, for more details or the sponsorship package please contact me on carly.rathmell@btinternet.com.

Limited entries are still available for the MX1 and MX2 classes only please contact Gary Ford on ford542@btinternet.com or call 07966 367456.

Trade stand enquiries can be made with info@rhlactivities.com or by calling 01873 840640.

Tickets are only available to buy on the gate and will be £25 per adult including a free race programme and under 14’s are free. Parking on site is also free.

Camping will be £20 per pitch – motorhome/tent/caravan.

For more information see www.hawkstoneinternationalmx.com

2104 Hawkstone International rider entry list