Mighty Knighter triumphs in round one 2007 Indoor Enduro World Cup

Fresh from his triumphs in the USA, KTM’s David Knight launched an impressive start to the FIM Indoor Enduro World Cup to take the opening round of the three-event series, held in Barcelona, Spain.

The AMA Endurocross champion won two of three races and was second in the third for an outstanding first round performance in the first ever FIM sanctioned indoor Enduro series.
 
‘It took me a while to get used to racing a two-stroke again, as I wasn’t revving the bike hard enough half the night, but things worked out great and it’s fantastic to have won the event and taken an early lead in the championship,’ David  said.’
 
Enthusiastic Spanish fans were treated to an attractive mix of demanding technical sections and high-speed straights that was challenging enough for even Knighter to come unstuck on occasions.
 
David won both of his qualifiers to sail into the main event and took an early lead in the first final. KTM team-mate Taddy Blazusiak was up with the champ but the Polish rider hit a rock and broke his chain guard letting David take the race.
 
David started race two from the back of the pack after a close encounter with the back wheel of Xavi Galindo’s bike sent him into the dirt, but he still managed to work his way up the order to finish second. Taking no chances, the British rider charged into the lead at the start of the race and went on to claim his second victory to give him the lead going into the next round in Munich, Germany.
 
Results FIM Indoor Enduro World Cup, Round 1, Barcelona, Spain
1. David Knight (KTM) 4 points (1+2+1)
2. Mika Ahola (Honda) 9 points (2+5+2)
3. Xavi Galindo (KTM) 13 points (4+1+8)
4. Bartosz Oblucki (Husqvarna) 15 points (3+7+5)
5. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM) 17 points (11+3+3)
6. Cristobal Guerrero (Yamaha) 19 points (5+10+4)
7. Tom Sagar (KTM) 23 points (8+4+11)
8. Gregory Eyries (Yamaha) 23 points (8+4+11)
9. Johnny Aubert (Yamaha) 24 points (9+9+6)
10. Simone Albergoni (Yamaha) 27 points (7+11+9)
11. Alessandro Botturi (Honda) 28 points (10+8+10)

David Knight
Xavi Galindo
Taddy Blazusiak

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