Hot on the heels of the news that the Suzuki World MXGP Team will be in full force at 2016 Be Wiser Hawkstone International, HIMX confirmed last night that current British champion, Shaun Simpson will race at the Hawkstone Park event on February 7.
Simpson had his best season to date in 2015, getting stronger as the year progressed, culminating with his third British championship title, clinched with a round to spare at Preston Docks MX.
Simmo is a big fan of Hawkstone Park and someone who is always eager to get his name down on the rider lineup and will no doubt draw a huge amount of fans to the track in February.
For 2016 Shaun will race with the Wilvo Forkrent KTM team and will be looking at another successful season, which will be kick-started at Hawkstone. Shaun had an impressive season in the World championship, securing several overall podiums and two overall wins. With KTM factory support he will be seeking to improve on his fourth place in the World standings in 2016.
“Starting a new season at the Be Wiser Hawkstone International has always been top of the list for me,” said Simpson. “It is always one of the most well attended pre-season races that has the biggest buzz and vibe about it with the British crowd getting the first look at all the riders sporting their new colours.
“Preparing for the MXGP series that starts just three weeks after Hawkstone means we can get some vital track time during race conditions against a host of other top riders, making any last minute adjustments to our set-up.
“The 2015 Hawkstone International was good for me finishing up in fourth overall but I’ll be back in 2016 better prepared and ready to get back on the top step.”