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HydroGarden Weston Beach Race

Determined Knighter to take on 2017 HydroGarden Weston Beach Race

RHL Activities is pleased to announce that David Knight MBE will line up once again for the HydroGarden Weston Beach race on October 13-15 in a bid to add to his win tally of six victories.

Knighter, as the Maxman is affectionately known, is one of the toughest enduro riders on the planet and as a winner in both the quad and solo classes in the past, is a force to be reckoned with on the mammoth Weston-Super-Mare dune course.

Classed as one of the old-school style enduro stars, the four-time World Champion and four-time AMA champion has plenty of accolades to his name, including being the outright International Six Days Enduro winner back in 2005. Itís been a turbulent few years for Knighter after surgery on his hips, but the super-strong enduro-ace is back and canít wait to get started at this yearís event.

ďThe HydroGarden Weston Beach race is special event for me. Iíve either won there, or DNFíd with a technical issue, so itís a race where anything can happen. Itís a great atmosphere all weekend, and an event I always enjoy doing. Iím looking forward to doing a bit of testing for the race on the beach at home, but itís one of those rare events thatís a bit special and does require a bit of luck. Weíll be aiming for a result this year, and I canít wait to get lined up in October,Ē said the 39-year-old KTM rider.

ďYou always get guys that are predicted to do well, but itís different from any other race. Itís a race that requires experience and good judgement, so Iíll just get stuck in and see where we end up. Iíve not done a lot of racing for a while due to the surgery I had on my hips (Knighter had a hip replacement last year) but itís starting to come good now and Iíve been out riding a lot more,Ē concluded Knighter.

David will be joined on the beach by hard enduroís current star KTM racer Jonny Walker, who finished sixth for his HydroGarden Weston Beach Race debut last year. In what will be a battle of old-school against new-school, itís going to be a fantastic race to see who can reign supreme.

ďItís always great to have Knighter at the race. Heís a great character who says things how it is and heís well-loved by the enduro community. He has a strong following and has a great history at the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race, so weíre looking forward to having him back and putting on a show for the crowd,Ē said Director of RHL Activities, Gareth Hockey.

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