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Knight wins toughest race of his career

Published: 04 December 2006

Updated: 24 November 2014

For the second year running David Knight has won the arduous Red Bull Last Man Standing Enduro event in Texas.

The race is two laps of a hellish 40 mile circuit in Bulcher, which includes rock faces, muddy hills and water. The first lap is in daylight, the second is in darkness and the lap is reversed.

The reigning World Enduro champion from the Isle of Man said “Last man standing is the toughest race of the year; you’ve just got to keep getting up and keep trying.” 

It saw him end the year undefeated in any race outdoors this year. 

Even the mighty Knighter need help from another rider to get up one of the climbs. 
The race didn’t go to plan as the course was covered in three inches of snow and qualifying was cancelled so all 128 riders set off on the first lap. 

After the first lap Knighter found himself 24 minutes ahead of fellow Brit Wayne Braybrook who came in second place. 

Following the competition Braybrook said: “In 27 years of motorcycle riding this is the hardest event I’ve ever done. It makes Hells Gate look like a walk in the park.”

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