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Jonny Walker will return to the infamous sands of Weston-super-mare where he will compete in the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race next October.

Last year the 26-year-old Cumbrian made his debut at the Weston-Super-Mare event and without any prior testing finished in an impressive sixth place.

“I really enjoyed the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race last year,” told Walker. “I had no idea what to expect but what a mega event – I pretty much signed up straight away to come back again.

Despite pitting five times for fuel during the three-hour solo race and crashing on lap two while taking on the tough sand dunes, Walker enjoyed his first taste of Weston.

“It’s a specialist race and without experience it’s not easy to prepare for, so at least this year I know more of what to expect, a little bit about the strategy and we can be more prepared with the bike.

This year Walker has vowed to up his game and is looking to capitalise on his experience at this ultra-special event with his eyes set on at least a podium finish and is looking forward to competing at a ‘home’ event.

“The atmosphere is incredible, and racing against the British fans at a home race is very special for me.

“I was happy with the result last year and definitely learned a lot, which will be really useful going into this year’s event.”

The HydroGarden Weston Beach Race takes places in Weston-super-mare, England on October 13-15.