The entire Suzuki World MX GP team will be competing at the Be Wiser Hawkstone International on the 5th February 2017. The team which is run by 10-times World Champion Stefan Everts will run Kevin Strijbos and Arminas Jasikonis on 450s and in the Suzuki World MX2 team Jeremy Seewer, Bas Vaessen, Hunter Lawrence and Zachary Pichon.
Kevin Strijbos has had a mixed season in 2016 and finished 11th in the World Championship standings after suffering some injuries. He finished third in the 2016 Hawkstone Superfinal and it is a circuit he has had some incredible rides at in the past and will be aiming for top results in 2017.
Everts said: “I’m very happy to attend another year at the season opener for the whole Suzuki team at Hawkstone Park. This historical race is really good for preparation for the up and coming GP season. I am very keen to see how our riders will do and especially the new coming in the team, Hunter Lawrence and Zachary Pichon. Our MXGP rider will have something new coming, it will be a big surprise for the spectators!”
Vaessen said: “I am excited to race at Hawkstone Park as I think it’s a great track and I really enjoyed riding it at the start of this season. The Super Final was fantastic, having the opportunity to race with the 450 guys.”
Lawrence said: “It will be my first time racing at Hawkstone Park and I am really looking forward to it. I love going to the UK as it’s as close to Australia as I can get in Europe! I’m hoping the weather will be kind for us and I can’t wait to ride at such a historic track.”