Knight rider looking for fifth victory
BEACH RACE – DAVID Knight will be looking for his fifth win at the Weston Beach Race, which takes place from October 9 to 11.
BEACH RACE - DAVID Knight will be looking for his fifth win at the Weston Beach Race, which takes place from October 9 to 11.
After winning the event for the first time in 1999, the Manxman's next two wins came on the same weekend back in 2002, when he took victory in the quad race and then went on to record a unique double by winning the main solo event as well.
The Manxman last won Weston in 2006, the same year he retained his world Enduro title with a 100 per cent record. Knight looked set to etch his name again on the winners' trophy last year but, after finally getting the better of 10-time world champion Stefan Everts, he was forced to retire with a mechanical problem within sight of the chequered flag.
Knight heads to this year's Weston determined to add win number five to his impressive career statistics, but the Kawasaki pilot does not intend to spend too much time worrying about his preparation for the event.
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"The key to the Weston Beach Race is not to plan for it," claims Knight. "It just doesn't pay to take it too seriously.Any year that I do I find it ends in disaster! The years I've won I've just let it all hang out and just waited to see what happens. And for me it's always either a win or a DNF. Like last year. I had a great battle with Stefan Everts, I was really enjoying that, then just when I got clear, got the lead sorted, the bike cried enough."
More information on the Weston Beach Race can be found on the official event website at www.wbruk.com
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Tickets can also be purchased for the event through the website, with big savings on gate prices.