O'Neal Yamaha team-mates Brad Anderson and Glen Phillips bid to repeat their victories in the opening round of the British Masters Motocross Series when the second event takes place at Hawkstone Park on Sunday, May 8. Anderson leads the Pro 125 class after winning the opening round in
Oxfordshire and team-mate Phillips will also be bidding to repeat his Pro Open class win from Culham.
The O'Neal Yamaha riders will be joined by a strong field of professional, amateur and youth competitors for what has become the fastest-growing motocross race series in Britain. Anderson is in determined mood to repeat his first round win and hang onto the title he won last year.
"I've won the first round and I want to do the same again at Hawkstone," he said. "I just hope I can prove what I can do there, it will be rough but that's what Hawkstone's all about."
Anderson enjoyed racing at Hawkstone at the pre-season international and
hopes to repeat that form when he returns to the Shropshire venue on May 8.
"I like sand, I went well there at the international so I hope to win again. Hopefully I can go one-one there."
Phillips is also a fan of Hawkstone but he is hoping for a change in fortunes after struggling to get good results at the sandy venue in the past.
"I love Hawkstone but I never seem to have much luck there," he admitted. Phillips hopes that both he and Anderson repeat their form of the opening round. "Hopefully we can do well at Hawkstone, both win and keep this good form going," he added.
The Pro 125 class will see two riders added to the entry with Adam Chatfield taking a break from his racing commitments in the USA.
The Honda-mounted rider will be joined at Hawkstone by Spaniard Javier
Local interest will centre on Shrewsbury's rising star Ray Rowson who will hope to take the Team Green Kawasaki to top honours in the Pro 125 class. In the Small Wheel 85cc class Market Drayton's Conor Butler will be bidding for glory on his KTM.
The Amateur 125cc class sees Telford duo Darren Bennett and Ian Jesson racing and both will be on Hondas.
Racing will take place on both Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8.
Competitors in the youth and amateur class will race on both days and the pro riders will take part on Sunday.