HIMX has released the names of two more GP riders for the Be Wiser Hawkstone International. The Monster Energy Kawasaki team of Jordi Tixier and Clement Desalle will be racing at the International on February 7.
Adding to the already announced star lineup of riders, including: Herlings, Townley, Strijbos, Seewer, Covington, Anstie, Mewse, Jonass, Pootjes, Simpson and many more, the KXF GP pilots add to the feel of a GP on home soil.
Former World Champion Jordi Tixier will return to the infamous Hawkstone Park after securing a third place in the Super Final last year.
He looked set for a great year in Europe but Jordi missed the final races of the MXGP series due to an injury and will be hoping to be back fighting fit this season.
Clement Desalle has been a regular visitor to the Hawkstone International in recent years, and last year he put on a great show with Kevin Strijbos – eventually securing second place overall in the MX1 class and also second in the Super Final.
This will be an early chance to watch Desalle on his new Kawasaki ride following his switch from Suzuki. His love for the Hawkstone circuit will be an ideal test for one of the best GP riders in recent times. “I really enjoy riding at Hawkstone Park, it’s a great old school track with a long up and down hill which is extremely technical,” said Desalle.
“I love riding in the UK as a lot of people are really interested in motorcycle sport and there is always a good atmosphere at Hawkstone. I am looking forward to returning to race there.”
There are still entries left in all classes, MX1, MX2 and MXY2 entries are now open by contacting Gary Ford firstname.lastname@example.org.