Hawkstone 2021 will not take place

Britain’s latest national lockdown has brought about the cancellation of this year’s Hawkstone International which was due to run on March 14.

A statement from the organising Salop Motor Club reads:

“It is with much sadness and disappointment that Salop Motor Club have to announce the cancellation of the International Motocross scheduled for March 14 at Hawkstone.

“The new national lockdown, which will run well into February and maybe beyond, makes it impossible for us to put the event on, even if restrictions were eased slightly we would still not be allowed the spectators and this event is all about letting them see and meet the top GP stars.

“On top of that we have riders travelling from all over Europe and the world, logistically this would be a problem as a lot of countries are in the same situation as us and travelling should be avoided. For sure we will be back with a bang in 2022 and put a really big event on, probably returning to the normal date in February.

“As a club all of us are absolutely gutted to have to make this decision, but we know it is the right one in the current situation. For now it is essential that we all follow the government guidelines, stay safe and look forward to getting back to some normality in the near future.”