The final round of this weekend’s 2013 Enduro World Championship in France will mark the end of David Knight’s full-time commitment to the series. After a long and prolific career, which saw the Manxman collect three world titles, Knight has decided that it’s time to move on.
In a season that’s been troubled with injury, the Honda rider has also become disillusioned with the direction that the championship has taken. No longer enjoying his racing, Knight has his sights set on pastures new for 2014.
“Unfortunately the GP of France will be my final race competing in the EWC on a full time basis. I’m disappointed that I won’t do the full championship next year but it’s time to move on before I’m completely frustrated. There’s no point being there if I’m not happy riding.”
With the GP of France in St Flour out of the way, Knight will put his complete focus and attention into preparing for his assault on the 2014 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship. The seven-round series begins in Liverpool’s Echo Arena on November 17th
After that Knight then plans to contest all the major Hard Enduro for 2014.
“Moving forward, my intention is to compete in the SuperEnduro World Championship and the Hard Enduro races on a full time basis. They will become my number one focus.
“The opening round of the SuperEnduro World Championship is a home race for me so I want to go there and fight for the victory. Doing that would get my season off to the best possible start.”
“Next year I want to compete in Hard Enduro. It’s something I’ve missed doing. I’ve won a lot in the past and I want to try and do that again. It will be tough to leave the EWC behind but I feel I’ve nothing left to prove. Hard Enduro will become the next chapter in my career.”