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David Knight MBE is looking forward to his return to the HydroGarden Weston Beach race on October 13-15th in a bid to add to his tally of six victories.
“The HydroGarden Weston Beach race is special event for me," told Knight. "I’ve either won there, or DNF’d with a technical issue, so it’s a race where anything can happen. It’s a great atmosphere all weekend, and an event I always enjoy riding.
"I’m looking forward to doing a bit of testing for the race on the beach at home, but it’s one of those rare events that’s a bit special and does require a bit of luck. We’ll be aiming for a result this year, and I can’t wait to get lined up in October.”
Knighter, as the Manxman is affectionately known, is one of the toughest enduro riders on the planet. As a winner of both the quad and solo classes in the past, the KTM rider is a force to be reckoned with on the mammoth Weston-Super-Mare dune course.
It’s been a turbulent few years for Knighter after surgery on his hips, but the super-strong enduro-ace is back and can’t wait to get started at this year’s event.
“You always get guys that are predicted to do well, but it’s different from any other race," continued Knight "It’s a race that requires experience and good judgement, so I’ll just get stuck in and see where we end up."
He'll be up against some stiff competition this year with hard enduro star, Jonny Walker confirmed to return to the beach. Walker made his debut in 2016 and finished a very respectable sixth place.
Director of RHL Activities, Gareth Hockey, is pleased to see Knighter's return to the event and hopes the 2017 edition will be one of the best yet.
“It’s always great to have Knighter at the race," said Hockey. "He’s a great character who says things how it is and he’s well-loved by the enduro community. He has a strong following and has a great history at the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race, so we’re looking forward to having him back and putting on a show for the crowd.”