Sports Listings: Sunday / Motocross: British 500cc Grand Prix, Hawkstone Park

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The Independent Online
The British Grand Prix at the historic Hawkstone Park, near Shrewsbury, this Sunday is also the fourth round of the world championship. It will also be a chance to watch the lightweight four-stroke motorcycles in action against the all- conquering two-stroke machines. A rule change introduced last year allows the four-strokes a capacity up to 650cc, while the two-strokes are restricted to 500cc. The four-stroke upgrade has brought success for two Belgians, Joel Smets, who rides a Vertemati, and Jacky Marten on a Husqvarna. The pair are second and fourth overall in the championship behind the overall leader Marcus Hansson, from Sweden.

How to get there: World Championship Round (Hawkstone Park). Salop Motor Club, Hawkstone Park, is 10 miles north of Shrewsbury. RAC signposted on A53 Shrewsbury to Market Drayton road or A49 Shrewsbury to Whitchurch road. Admission: pounds 10 adults, pounds 3 children. Practice on Saturday is from 11am. On Sunday, practice starts at 9.30am, with the first race at 1pm. (Tel: 0939-200693/4).