In wrapping up the 2013 British Extreme Enduro Championship in winning style, it’s pretty clear that David Knight has hit the ground running in 2013. Looking fast, motivated and extremely confident, the Manxman dominated the short two-event series to amass a 14th national title.
Arriving at Cowm Quarry for the final round of the BEEC championship, after obliterating the field at round one, Knight was again the rider to beat. Against some of the best hard enduro talent in the business, including Graham Jarvis, Jonny Walker, Paul Bolton, and the Hemingway brothers, the Honda mounted rider controlled the race with ease, from start to finish.
Riding with a level of aggression and determination not seen for some time, Knight’s progress, which began back in early December at the opening round of the SuperEnduro championship in Poland, has been impressive. It seems that his bold decision to ‘going it alone’ and establish his own team is beginning to paying dividends.
Improving with each passing week, since switching to Honda Knight has yet never failed to finish off the podium. With top three results from rounds one and two of the SuperEnduro series in Poland and Spain – plus a race win in Barcelona – and now collecting the BEEC title, the three-time Enduro World Champion is obviously fired up – ready for bigger and better things.
In less than three weeks time, on March 16, the EWC season begins with a double-header in Chile and Argentina. And it’s a date that’s firmly planted in David’s mind.
Following lacklustre seasons in 2011 and 2012, which were plagued with injury and errors, Knight wants to prove to the world that he’s not done yet. Spending his own money to go racing, he ready to take on the might of the factory backed teams.
If form dictates results the Manxman may be set for yet more podium visits…