The massacre at Hawkstone Park, might be a fitting description of Round 5 of the World 500 Motocross Championship. An estimated 26,000 motocross buffs watched spectacular history being made. At the notoriously dodgy sandy surfaced circuit the massive British contingent were stunned into horrified silent disbelief behind sagging Union Jacks as they witnessed the fall of a titan.
Despite all this, the event was crammed with hard-riding action and the stuff that makes motocross such a dynamic and popular attraction. Superhuman performances were the order of the day from such stalwarts of the sport as freckle-faced Aussie Jeff Leisk (Honda), Dirk Geukens (Honda), Jacky Martens (KTM), Kees van der Van (KTM), World Champ Dave Thorp (Kawasaki), and British champion Kurt Nicoll who gave home fans something to cheer about.
Paul Malin (Kawasaki), endeared himself to the crowd with a do-or-die bid for glory and there were times the young Brit seemed to be aboard a top fuel dragster as he rocketted through the opposition. If you like your motocross full of the tension and the drama then this is the tape for you. Not one frame of any action worth seeing has been missed by the all-seeing lenses of the camera crews.