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My Brother sent me this, so I thought I would Blog it.
For those who do not know about the Knighter, well he is a legend in the Off road Scene and by off road I mean things like GNCC and GBXC, he dominates on Enduroes as well as Last man standing events.
David Knight is a Manx Man, born on the infamous Isle Of man, known for the T.T.
( Tourist Trophy ) Races, David was a natural on anything 2 wheeled and soon became well known in his own right.
Me and my brother have followed his career for a long time, we went to see him race at the Enduro cross races here in Las Vegas where he cleaned up and showed the globe that he loves challenges.
Here are just a few of his accomplishments.
- GNCC Champion XC-1 2007/8
- GBXC Champion 2008
- Mexico Fun Enduro Winner 2008
- AMA Endurocross Champion 2007
- FIM Indoor Enduro World Champion 2007/8
- A4DE Champion 2007
- 3-time World Enduro Champion 2005,06,10
- 2nd place World Enduro Champion 2000/01/02/04
- 2-time Erzberg Extreme Winner
- U.S. Red Bull Last Man Standing Winner 2005 and 2006
- AMA Enduro Cross Champion 2005
- ISDE Overall Winner 2005
- 8-time British Enduro Champion
- 2010 BSEC Champion
- MBE awarded in 2011
David Knight took to the roads on Monday aboard his very own Honda TT Legends CBR 1000 Fireblade !
Is this a change of discipline for the big Manxman? No.. David was invited to a lap of the famous Isle of Man TT Mountain Course as part of the inaugural Classic TT’s parade lap.
Sharing the 37.75 mile circuit with motorcycling legends such as, John McGuinness, Bruce Anstey, Philip McCallen and many more was a great honour for Knighter. He certainly made the most of the closed roads lapping at over 100mph !
The hardest thing for David was not only getting used to using both sides of the road, but also remembering not to slow down for the 30mph limit through towns and villages for fear of a Smokey flagging him down !
The parade lap was a great success and was just one great feature of the brilliant Classic TT.
An all round good bloke and has a passion for motorcycles and that’s always a good thing in my book.
After a couple of months lay off with a wrist and hand injury, Knighter.net Honda’s David Knight returned to race action at the big X-Games final in downtown LA on Sunday. After collecting a bronze in Brazil in his only other X-Games outing earlier in the season, David was mainly looking to get back to racing, have fun and get a solid result. David and mechanic Nick arrived on Tuesday to do some training and testing during the week, unfortunately the bike was stuck in customs and wasn’t released until Friday afternoon, too late to do any training but they at least got a couple of hours at the famous Glen Helen raceway on Saturday morning just to make sure all was well.
Sunday race day at the X-Games was very intense, with practice, qualifying, semi final and final all taking place straight after one another. It didn’t give much time between runs to change set up but straight away David was on the gas on the very supercross style track. Being less than a second off pole position was a great start. Finishing third in the semi final where 5 go straight through to the main, ensured David would get a good gate pick which was crucial for the tight and flowing track. In the final, he made another good start, rounding turn 1 in 3rd position and quickly settling into a good solid pace for the tough 12 laps. Battling with a few guys, he made a couple of small errors on the slick track to drop to sixth at the finish but was happy with how he rode and can now work hard for the remainder of the season.
Just a few words from the man:
I’ve really enjoyed X-Games this weekend, it was my first race back after injury and I felt pretty good in practice and my qualifying was really good as normal. I’m happy enough with 6th place in the final, I knew I couldn’t push that extra few percent for the 12 lap race as my fitness is not where it needs to be for endurocross as its completely different from anything else. My bike being stuck in customs all week didn’t help as I was going to train hard and get the bike dialled back in for endurocross during the week. I had to guess gearing and suspension settings for the race which hurt us a little. The track was also very different to normal as it was very supercross like with many jumps, which is something that favours the guys with motocross backgrounds, but I really enjoyed it and it was good fun, that’s the thing I like with it, the tracks are never the same with endurocross. Now I can build back up to where I was at the start of the season, we have lots of races left and I’m ready to get going.
I’d like to say thank you to my sponsors, and also to JCR Honda and Pablo at Del Amo Motorsports for the help they gave me during the week.