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Herlings & Vialle win but Simpson is the people’s hero! 2020 Hawkstone International MX Report and Results
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Herlings & Vialle win but Simpson is the people’s hero! 2020 Hawkstone International MX Report and Results

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The weather gods may have done their utmost to stop the ASHBROOK – Hazport – Tysers 2020 Hawkstone International, but they came across stern opposition in the British Motocross community and a sterling effort by the organisers who once again pulled it out of the bag to put on a fantastic event regardless of what the wind and rain threw upon them.

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Fair play to the riders too who got on with it and put on a good show for the crowd as conditions were messy to say the least, with Shaun Simpson warming the cockles of the British fans by grabbing an early lead in the first MX1 moto, and with a cool head and good speed he brought his SS24 KTM home for a popular win.  Glenn Coldenhoff finished a solid second in the opening moto getting close to Simpson before dropping back and then having to fend off a late charge from the Bullett Jeffrey Herlings who had to fight through the pack from last after a first lap fall. Herlings couldn’t quite overhaul Coldenhoff and would have to settle for third. Cabs Screens Honda rider Harri Kullas pulled one of his ultra-fast starts to pull the Moto one Holeshot and he looked smooth as he notched up fourth ahead of American Thomas Covington. There were great results also in the first race from Mel Pocock in 7th and Dan Thornhill returning to racing after a long injury lay off in 10th.

Moto two would see Herlings at the head of the field from the get-go, and although Coldenhoff kept him on his toes, the number 84 was firmly in control. All British eyes were on Shaun Simpson who was running in the top five on the first lap and making his way into third, but he was unable to gain ground on the Dutch duo at the head of the field finishing the race in third, and level on points with Herlings who would take the overall due to taking the final moto victory, with Coldenhoff taking the third spot on the box.  Brent Van-Donick put in a good second race for fourth with Julian Leiber in fifth.

In the overall classification Mel Pocock rounded out the weekend with 11th, Liam Knight was 12th with two consistent motos and Dan Thornhill 13th.

 

What a Hawkstone International MX performance today from Shaun Simpson tieing on points with Jeffrey Herlings and finishing second overall on his SS24 KTM MXGP Team debut

Posted by Dirt Hub on Sunday, February 9, 2020

 

The heavens opened at the start of the first MX2 moto making it a race of survival for the 250’s with starts being super important.  Red Bull Ktm’s Rene Hofer scorched to an early lead, but Roan van-de-Moosdijk, Mikkel Haarup and Kay de-Wolf were all within attacking distance. A mistake by Hofer opened the door for Moosdijk who went on to win the moto, from Hofer, Haarup, de-Wolf, Jago Geerts and Tom Vialle.

The best of the Moto one Brits were Brad Anderson in 12th on his two Smoker, Josh Gilbert who had to make up loads of ground due to a poor start in 13th, and Lewis Hall who rode a splendid race in 14th.

In moto two Tom Vialle was making no mistake from the start and took a classy start to flag win, and with Moosdijk suffering a DNF and his other, high points scoring rivals further down the field it was enough for him to take the overall. Jed Beaten rode like a trooper for second in moto two ahead of  Haarup and Gilbert, who withstood some strong pressure from the racers behind to finish an excellent fourth. Anderson gritted his teeth again with ninth, with Rob Hooper Racings Sam Nunn grinding out an excellent 11th.

In the overall MX2 standings Haarup would stand to the side of Vialle on the podium with Hofer in third. Gilbert would be the top Brit in seventh.

Due to the weather, the Super Final was cancelled, as was the third block of EMX125 races. In the first EMX125 moto of the day Par Homes RFX Husqvarna racer Joel Rizzi’s talent shone through as he took a fantastic win fending off Liam Everts for the victory. Camden McCellan was third with Jens Woolvert 4th and Bobby Bruce 5th.

In the second Moto though Everts had other ideas and made some good early moves on lap one to pull clear at the head of the field to take the win and the overall from Rizzi who finished second in the moto. Scott Smulders would pass the line in third ahead of Bruce and McClellan.  McClellan would edge the final spot on the podium with Smulders fourth, Bruce fifth with Louie Kessell putting in two great motos for sixth.

Full Overall Results

MX1

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2
1 84 Jeffrey Herlings 45 20 25
2 24 Shaun Simpson 45 25 20
3 259 Glenn Coldenhoff 44 22 22
4 151 Harri Kullas 33 18 15
5 33 Julien Lieber 31 15 16
6 64 Thomas Covington 26 16 10
7 22 Kevin Strijbos 25 13 12
8 32 Brent van-Doninck 24 6 18
9 777 Evgeny Bobryshev 23 9 14
10 34 Micha Boy-De-Waal 23 10 13
11 119 Mel Pocock 21 14 7
12 134 Liam Knight 15 7 8
13 95 Dan Thornhill 14 11 3
14 6 Benoit Paturel 12 12 –
15 297 Anton Gole 11 – 11
16 49 John Adamson 11 5 6
17 811 Adam Sterry 9 – 9
18 152 Petar Petrov 8 8 –
19 263 Luke Parker 6 1 5
20 28 John Robson 4 – 4
21 45 Jake Nicholls 4 4 –
22 360 Nathan Dixon 3 3 –
23 7 Will Hughes 2 – 2
24 411 Erki Kahro 2 2 –
25 57 Tony Craig 1 – 1

MX2

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2
1 28 Tom Vialle 40 15 25
2 11 Mikkel Haarup 40 20 20
3 711 Rene Hofer 37 22 15
4 14 Jed Beaton 36 14 22
5 114 Kay de-Wolf 32 18 14
6 198 Thibault Benistant 29 13 16
7 3 Josh Gilbert 26 8 18
8 39 Roan van-de-Moosdijk 25 25 –
9 261 Jorgen Matthias-Talviku 23 10 13
10 102 Richard Sikyna 23 12 11
11 193 Jago Geerts 23 16 7
12 60 Brad Anderson 21 9 12
13 22 Gianluca Facchetti 20 11 9
14 16 Tom Grimshaw 12 4 8
15 365 Sam Nunn 10 – 10
16 180 Leopold Ambjornsson 7 6 1
17 9 Lewis Hall 7 7 –
18 111 Max Ingham 6 – 6
19 32 Calum Mitchell 6 2 4
20 772 Jarni Kooij 5 – 5
21 184 James Carpenter 5 5 –
22 575 Taylor Hammal 3 – 3
23 199 Lars Griekspoor 3 1 2
24 40 Jamie Wainwright 3 3 –

2020 Hawkstone International Report

EMX125

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2
1 72 Liam Everts 47 22 25
2 912 Joel Rizzi 47 25 22
3 422 Camden McClellan 36 20 16
4 408 Scott Smulders 35 15 20
5 579 Bobby Bruce 34 16 18
6 711 Louie Kessell 28 13 15
7 805 Patrick Jackson 23 11 12
8 6 Olly Davidson 23 12 11
9 14 Samuel Davies 22 9 13
10 535 Radek Vetrovsky 21 14 7
11 489 Jens Walvoort 18 18 –
12 99 Jack Grayshon 14 – 14
13 28 Charlie Griffiths 11 8 3
14 100 Liam Gale 10 – 10
15 417 Vinnie-Ray Guthrie 10 10 –
16 22 Jak Taylor 9 – 9
17 45 Tomos Wright 8 – 8
18 171 Arai Elcock 8 6 2
19 5 Harvey James 7 2 5
20 469 Ryan de-Beer 7 7 –
21 128 Charlie Palmer 6 – 6
22 19 Joe Brookes 5 5 –
23 10 Harvey Cashmore 4 – 4
24 90 Callum Baldwin 4 4 –
25 17 Junior Bal 3 3 –
26 174 Corey Collins 1 – 1
27 89 Jacob Randall 1 1 –