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Knight wins British Enduro Championship

Edited copy and images (no photographer nominated) courtesy of KTM Racing.

Dominating the fifth round of the BEC series, the WTRA organised Dyfi Enduro, Knight romped to two commanding overall day wins to wrap-up the title in style aboard his 525 KTM.

Knowing that he needed only a handful of points from the opening day to wrap up his ninth overall BEC title at the Dyfi Enduro Knight quickly set about winning tests. In delivering another double winning performance David once again stamped his authority on the series having topped each and every day of this year's championship.

With the event much to his liking it didn't take the Manxman long to get into his stride as he topped the first day's opening test by a sizeable margin before going on to continue his winning ways as the day progressed. Having amassed an advantage of close to two minutes with two tests remaining David eased his pace slightly, still managing to secure a well deserved win that ensured the '10 BEC title was his. On day two David was again unbeatable, topping each of the five special tests.

David, who holds a 30-point lead in the Enduro 3 class of the Enduro World  Championship, now turns his attentions to the upcoming EWC events in Greece and Turkey.

David Knight: ‘It's been a great event for me and of course winning another British championship title is always good. I recently signed to race for KTM for the next two years, which I'm thrilled about, so it makes winning this British championship title kind of a double celebration. I enjoyed the Dyfi event last year and did again this year - it's one of my favourite special tests in the BEC series. Five laps of a shorter course with six tests was great, I'd like to see a few more events like that. I rode well on both days and winning the title on Saturday was what I wanted to do. I started well, didn't make any big mistakes, and enjoyed it. The test started to get rough towards the end of the day, which was good for me. Day two was just a bit of fun. All of my tests were good really although I fell on the last one. I'd done the work earlier in the day so I wasn't worried when I fell - I was still about a minute ahead. I tried a few different things on the bike during the weekend, which worked well, so it's all systems go now for the next two world rounds.'

Metzeler ACU British Enduro Championship, Rnd 5 day 1
1. David Knight (KTM Enduro Factory Support Team)
2. Tom Sagar (Suzuki)
3. Paul Edmondson (Suzuki)

Metzeler ACU British Enduro Championship, Rnd 5 day 2
1. David Knight (KTM Enduro Factory Support Team)
2. Tom Sagar (Suzuki)
3. Daryl Bolter (KTM)