Jake Nicholls and his JM Racing KTM team-mates Glenn Coldenhoff and Pascal Rauchenecker are the latest big-hitters to sign up for the Hawkstone International on February 26.

The Reverend, back in the UK after the spending most of January training in New Zealand with former world champ Ben Townley, will line up against Monster Energy Bike It Yamaha’s reigning British champ Arnaud Tonus after Steve Dixon committed his Swiss star – plus new MX1 signing Shaun Simpson – to race.

Roger Magee’s HM Plant KTM Team is once again looking seriously strong and the Irishman will be fielding GP winner Kevin Strijbos along with British MX2 championship runner-up Elliott Banks-Browne plus James Dunn and Sean Mitchell.


After missing a large slice of last year through injury, Jason Dougan will be looking to get his season off to a solid start at Hawkstone and the MVR-D Honda will be joined on the startgate by new team-mate Gert Krestinov.

HIMX would like to thank Hawk Plant Hire for agreeing to be title sponsor this year and to Doodson Motorsport Insurance for the excellent cover provided. Other event partners who are also providing fantastic support are RJS Builders, Transporter land, Cradle Kawasaki, Route 77, Salop Leisure, Golden Tyre, Muk Junkie, T+MX and DBR.

Tickets are only available to buy on the gate and will be £20 per adult. Under 14s will be admitted free. For more information go to www. hawkstonemx.co.uk