Friday February 1, 2013 at 3:27pm
Two Shropshire companies are throwing their weight behind an event that is set to bring many of the world's top motocross stars to the county next week.

Hawkstone International Motocross, at the famous Hawkstone Park circuit on Sunday 10th February, has attracted its best ever entry of world championship contenders and Grand Prix race teams.

Hawk Plant Hire from Prees Heath and Shrewsbury-based caravan dealership Salop Leisure have agreed to support this important pre-season event, which will be televised and broadcast later on Sky Channel Motors TV UK.

The HIMX team has pulled off a major coup by signing up defending MX2 world champion Jeffrey Herlings for the event. Herlings battled it out all season with British fans' favourite Tommy Searle to take the overall world championship in 2012.

With Searle moving up to the MX1 class, Herlings will be on board the factory Red Bull KTM team and will be hoping to kick start his 2013 season on a high note. British fans will get a rare chance to see the talented youngster at Hawkstone Park, where he will be joined by his GP team-mate Jordi Tixier, who finished fifth in the overall MX2 championship standings last year and will again race for the factory KTM team in 2013.

The record entry of 120 riders is littered with top Grand Prix riders and the best from the UK, all looking for a good start to the season.

Race secretary Gary Ford said: "We're delighted that we have managed to sign up so many of the top names and teams for the International and it's our best ever entry. It will be a great chance for British motocross fans to see these top riders in action and we anticipate a crowd of around 6,000."

Hawk Plant Hire, which specialises in rentals to the construction and agricultural industries, supplies all the plant for HIMX and has supported the event for more than 20 years.

Salop Leisure will again be providing a touring caravan for use as a check in centre for riders as well as displaying new caravans and motorhome models at the event.

Marketing manager Scott Higgins said the company was delighted to be associated with the HIMX and looked forward to promoting caravanning to thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts.

"Most of the riders either own a touring caravan or motorhome, which they use when competing in different events," he explained. "The Hawkstone Park event provides a great platform to showcase our products and brand to riders and supporters."

Practice on the Sunday begins at 9am, with the first international race due to begin at 11.45am.

Admission is £25 for adults and free for children under 14 years. Parking is free and camping is £20 per pitch for a tent, motorhome or caravan. Hawkstone is situated 10 miles north of Shrewsbury off the A49 Shrewsbury to Whitchurch road and the A53 Shrewsbury to Market Drayton road.

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Rider Line-Up

MX 1
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Tony Craig Carnegie Fuels/MOM Honda
Carlton Husband JLP Racing KTM
Jonathan Barragan STR KTM
Ryan Staveley Honda
Marc de Reuver Stabilo Pro Grip KTM
Ross Keyworth Revo Talon Kawasaki
Gautier Paulin Kawasaki Racing Team
Kevin Strijbos Rockstar Suzuki World MX1
Jilani Cambre JDS Racing Team KTM
Clement Desalle Rockstar Suzuki World MX1
Alex Snow Oakleaf Kawasaki
Wayne Garrett JAR Honda by IFS
Jamie Collins TVR Racing KTM
Jake Gowan D3 KTM
Tanel Leok Route 77 Energy Honda
Nathan Parker Revo Talon Kawasaki
Jens Getteman LS Honda
Brad Anderson Maxxis Kawasaki by LPE
Shane Carless Oakleaf Kawasaki
Dorren Coutts Maxxis Kawasaki by LPE
Adam Cook Concept Catering KTM
Patrick Major MJW Kawasaki
Connor Walkley Maxxis Kawasaki by LPE
Jason Dougan Route 77 Energy Honda
Jeremy Van Horebeek Kawasaki Racing Team
Matiss Karro STR KTM
Tommy Searle CLS Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki
John Meara TMC Moto X Racing Honda
Jake Boyes Wulf/Bikesport/Wearside Rewinds Honda
Greg Fisher Jack Horseman Kawasaki
Xavier Boog Ice1Racing KTM
Jamie Law Dyer & Butler KTM
Oliver Sandiford Smith MJW Kawasaki
Daniel Hutchinson Bikesport KTM
Luke Burton Heads & All Threads Suzuki
Scott Elderfield CMP Racewear/Goldentyre Kawasaki
Jamie Ellis RSS/Spiral Graphics/RFX KTM
Scott Ardren NC Groundworks Kawasaki
James Lassu MJW Kawasaki
Tom Kelly Malin KTM Racing
Ben Hunt Green Lane Recycling Honda
Christy Harnett TMC Moto X Racing Honda
Jarad Goodwin Suzuki
Tommy Alba Dirtbikexpress/HPR Honda
Sam Simmons Motoward Yamaha
Ashley Wilde Sandbach Scrap Metal Kawasaki
Gareth Padgett Yamaha
Rui Goncalves Ice1Racing KTM

MX 2
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Liam Garland Dyer & Butler KTM
Graeme Irwin Heads & All Threads Suzuki
Bradley Wheeler GL12 Racing KTM
Charlie Hamlet Feehily/Morris/Fox/RFX Suzuki
Mathew Callaghan RSS Suspension/Recognize GFX Honda
James Dunn HM Plant KTM UK
Luke Newman International Plywood/Ride Direct Kawasaki
Julien Lieber Rockstar Suzuki MX2
Elliott Banks-Browne HM Plant KTM UK
Mike Kras Team Beursfoon Suzuki
Ceriel Klein Kromhof HFS Logistics MX Team KTM
Lewis Tombs JAR Honda by IFS
Luke Norris Oct X MNE Kawasaki
Pascal Rauchenecker Standing Construct KTM
Arminas Jasikonis Route 77 Energy Honda
Jeffrey Herlings Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
John Robson Bikesport Newcastle/ JR Robson KTM
Dan Thornhill Revo Talon Kawasaki
Ben Watson HM Plant KTM UK
Sam Winterburn D3 Racing KTM
Adam Darbyshire Underdog Racing Honda
Rob Davidson MJW Kawasaki
David Blackburn Blackburn Motorbodies Honda
Glenn Fletcher CM Engineering/Regent MX/ JWR Honda
Jack Cox JL Cox Cranes/MotoMark Yamaha
Daniel Brough Heatex Racing Kawasaki
Maxime Desprey Monster Energy Bike It Dixon Yamaha
Petar Petrov Kemea-Reytec-van de Laar Yamaha
Ludovic Brevers Kemea-Reytec-van de Laar Yamaha
Zac Stealey V Customs Kawasaki
Damon Graulus Standing Construct KTM
Brent Van Doninck KTM Scott Team
Aaron Pipon Martin Racing KTM
Jason Meara TMC MotoX Honda
Arnaud Tonus CLS Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki
Andre Park Kemea-Reytec-van de Laar Yamaha
Glenn Coldenhoff Standing Construct KTM
Neville Bradshaw Putoline Honda
Alessandro Lupino CLS Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki
Jake Milward Oakleaf Kawasaki
Jack Kelly Malin KTM Racing
James Cottrell Putoline Honda
Brad Todd Planet Suspension KTM
Adam Sterry STR KTM
Jordi Tixier Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
Kevin Fors Kemea-Reytec-van de Laar Yamaha
Nathan Watson HM Plant KTM UK
Brian Bogers Stabilo Pro Grip KTM
Axel Van de Sande Stabilo Pro Grip KTM

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