Ashley Smith kick started his season with a couple of good results at the Hawkestone international. The event at the countries famous circuit attracted an impressive line up including Herlings, Pootjes, Anstie, Mews and a host of other UK riders. Smiffy aboard the 60th Anniversary MOTO-WARD YZ250F

qualified 15th and then had an impressive 14th and 18th in the two races. Unfortunately an issue caused him to have to pull out of the cup race at the end of the day whilst lying in 17th place.