Team Suzuki Press Office – June 13.
Four-time FIM Enduro World Champion David Knight MBE will race this year’s HydroGarden Weston Beach Race on an SR75 2018 Suzuki RM-Z450.
‘Knighter’, a multi-time winner of the long-standing Somerset event in the UK, was runner-up in the solo race in 2017 and is confident that this new partnership with Geoff Walker’s SR75 Suzuki team will provide him with everything he needs to challenge for the win this time around.
Said Knight: “I’m very happy to be riding for the SR75 Suzuki team for Weston 2018. I tested the all-new 2018 machine and knew it was the right bike to tackle the job on straight away which is very rare for me. I love the chassis and the motor as it’s a very easy bike to ride which is the most important thing for me along with reliability because Weston isn’t kind.
“I’ve known Geoff for years and, like myself, he leaves no stone unturned and runs a great team with amazing support from the crew at Suzuki GB and – most of all – he makes it fun which is what I really need out of a team, so I can’t wait.”
Knight has already taken delivery of his practice bike and won the Douglas Beach Race, on the Isle of Man, on his first outing last week. Meanwhile, team owner Walker is preparing a full beach-race specification SR75 RM-Z450.
Said Walker: “To sign David is fantastic for us as a team and for Suzuki GB as a brand. I have worked and raced with David for years and it is great to have this legend as part of our programme. We are looking forward to having a lot of fun and putting in the work to enjoy every domestic and global adventure as we move forward with the development of the incredible RM-Z450.
“This bike is key to signing David as the man loved it from the first moment we fired it up. There are many exciting times ahead for SR75 Suzuki and, as always, we would like to thank Rob Cooper and the Suzuki GB crew who make it possible for all of us to enjoy our sport and show just how great their products are.”