Knight secures British Enduro Sprint Championship title

2010-05-31 17:15
KTM rider David Knight secures 2010 British Enduro Sprint Championship title with victory at Rnds 5&6.

KTM Farioli Enduro Factory Support Team rider David Knight is the newly crowned 2010 ACU British Enduro Sprint Champion. Arriving at the final two rounds of the series with a strong lead in the Elite class, Knight claimed two more class wins to secure his first title of '10. Topping round five by over one-minute, David was pushed hard during the sixth and final round of the series but claimed an eventual 40-second winning margin. Placing behind David in the Elite class championship standings were KORR KTM riders Greg Evans and Daryl Bolter, ensuring a one-two-three sweep of the Elite class for KTM. Despite mixed conditions throughout the weekend Knight ended the series just as he'd started it with impressive performances on his factory backed Farioli KTM.

David's next event will be the third round of the British Enduro Championship, the Hafren Dirt Bike Club organised Hafren Enduro on June 5-6.

David Knight: ‘All in all it was a really good weekend for me, and it's great to get a title under my belt so early in the year. Saturday was really muddy, which made things tough for everyone. It was the first time that I've raced in really wet, slippery conditions, which aren't easy on a bigger bike. But things went better than I expected really. Sunday was completely different. I had hoped to end the series having won all tests but I made a few mistakes during the morning and Daryl Bolter was riding really well. Things started well but when I fell my handlebars hit me in the stomach, which was pretty painful for a while. After I fixed the bike I got better and better. The course was pretty fast and flowing, which meant that it was really close between all riders. It was a great day. The whole championship's been great. It's a shame that it's over all ready but I'm sure there's plenty of riders wanting to get involved next year. I've really enjoyed it .'

Results - ACU British Enduro Sprint Championship, Rnd 5 - Elite class
1. David Knight (KTM Farioli Enduro Factory Support Team) 1.06:53.52; 2. Daryl Bolter (KTM) 1.08:08.71; 3. Greg Evans (KTM) 1.08:48.96; 4. Edward Jones (KTM) 1.09:19.26; 5. Jon Hinam (KTM) 1.11:11.95…

Results - ACU British Enduro Sprint Championship, Rnd 6 - Elite class
1. David Knight (KTM Farioli Enduro Factory Support Team) 57:22.90; 2. Greg Evans (KTM) 58:02.80; 3. Daryl Bolter (KTM) 58:07.06; 4. Si Wakely (Husqvarna) 59:46.74; 5. Edward Jones (KTM) 1.00:54.44…

2010 ACU British Enduro Sprint Championship, Elite class standings
1. David Knight (KTM Farioli Enduro Factory Support Team) 120 points; 2. Greg Evans (KTM) 94; 3. Daryl Bolter (KTM) 81; 4. Si Wakely (Husqvarna) 69; 5. Ed Jones (KTM) 59…

Source: KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG

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