Anyone born in the Isle of Man is going to be influenced to some degree by a yearning to become a motorbike racer. For David Knight, it was simply a reassurance that he wanted to race. However, it wasn’t the comparatively smooth and fast discipline of MotoGP that really tweaked the young rider’s interest – it was the grit and grime of motorbike Enduro.
Knight worked his way up through the Enduro ranks and was picked up by KTM in 2004. Since then he has been World Enduro Champion twice, British Enduro Champion six times and registered numerous high-profile victories, including Last Man Standing. Having taken a brief break from KTM, with whom he won all of his championships, Knight recently returned to racing one in a privateer set-up.
For many riders, this would be a commendable career’s achievement but David realised these goals before he had even turned 30. His cool and determined riding style have made him a star among the many fans who refer to him as Knighter and follow his career with almost as much passion and vigour as the man himself.