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Weston Beach Race - 10 October 2017
Guy Martin and David Knight Team Up to Compete Quad Class at HydroGarden Weston Beach Race
It’s been a fairly last minute decision, but it has been confirmed that motorcycle legends David Knight MBE and Guy Martin will team up to compete in the two-man quad class in addition to the solo category at the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race, which takes place this weekend (October 13-15).
Knighter is a six-time winner at the Weston-Super-Mare event and while known for his enduro expertise aboard two wheels, the KTM racer has previously enjoyed victory aboard a quad around the monstrous dune course. The Manxman has been in touch with Martin and has convinced the Lincolnshire-based motorcycle-turned-television star to have a laugh in the quad class as a two-man team for the three-hour event, which should make for fantastic viewing and give Martin a glimpse of what he’s in for in Sunday’s solo race.
Knighter is a four-time World Enduro Champion, and four-time AMA champion, including being the outright International Six Days Enduro winner back in 2005. Known for his toughness on-track, and outspoken, honest nature off the track, the off-road star has either won or DNF’d in the two-wheeled solo race, and did the double with a solo and quad race victory back in 2002, while his brother Juan has also enjoyed the laurels in the quad category. While both Knight and Martin have declared their entry as a ‘bit of fun’ we’re sure the racer in them will come out once they’re on the start line!
When asked about racing the quads, Knighter responded: “I don’t know I’m stupid aren’t I. While you’re down there you might as well have a crack on both days. It warms you up, but it can also tire you out. Last time I was leading until the last lap on the quad and ran out of fuel. I still ended up third or fourth because we were on another lap, but I was racing some good guys. I had no idea whether I would have won it as one of the top quad guys was catching me, but it was a lot of fun. That’s when I ride my best; when I’ve got a clear head, things at home are organised, there’s no stress and I’m having fun. It’s going to be a good laugh with Guy, we’ve been chatting a bit in the last few weeks and we’re just going out there to have some fun.”
Martin is now a well-known face in Britain’s living rooms, as the 16-time Isle of Man TT podium finisher, who has taken on some of the most difficult challenges on two-wheels, has starred in numerous engineering, speed and history television programmes. Martin is also a multi-time Guinness World Record holder for some of the most difficult speed related challenges, and he raced the Tour Divide – the world’s toughest mountain bike race, which took him 18 days to complete over 2,712 miles. He’s no stranger to a challenge, and is looking forward to competing at this weekend’s HydroGarden Weston Beach Race.
For tickets and more information about this weekend’s event please visit www.westonbeachrace.com
4 September 2020
Weston Beach Race postponed to the 1st ,2nd ,3rd Oct 2021
The Weston Beach Race which has been held in Weston-super-Mare for 37 years, was due to take place between Friday 8th October and Sunday 11th October.
RHL Activities, the organisers behind the event have worked closely with North Somerset Council to host the event, with major investment in additional infrastructure and services to comply with COVID guidelines, unfortunately despite all the organisers efforts and working with the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) and the Council, North Somerset Council has reluctantly now had to made the difficult decision to postpone the event, under the current pandemic we are all in and the need to protect residents and visitors against spread of the virus.
26 August 2020
Cancellation of the 24MX ACU Champions of Champions at Landrake
RHL Activities are devasted to announce that the 24MX ACU Champions of Champions planned for Landrake Moto Parc this weekend has been cancelled. Click here to find out more