Shaun is currently half way through a two week riding, training and testing programme in the south of Spain and thanks to support from MotoEspana365 – but is already counting the days until his first race appearance of 2015 that will come in the Hawkstone Park sand for the famous pre-season International on February 8th.

Taking advantage of decent weather and a two day 2015 WP Performance systems suspension test later this week time has been used efficiently in southern Europe before Simpson moves north and to his base in Belgium where sand riding will begin.

Laps in the soft stuff at Lommel and other tracks in the Benelux region will help the British Champion get into form for the Hawkstone outing where factory presence from the likes of Suzuki and Kawasaki are expected. The first Grand Prix of the season takes place on February 28th at Losail in Qatar.

“It’s great to be riding Hawkstone International again and kicking things off for my 2015 season in the UK,” Shaun said in between riding and fitness sessions in Spain. “It will be valuable race and track time under my belt before the first GP in Qatar only a couple weeks later. I have always had a lot of fun at Hawkstone and after my win last season at the international I’ll be looking to keep that top step for ‘number 24’ come February.”