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David Knight wins World Enduro title in Turkey

David Knight
Knight adds the EWC title to the 2010 British Enduro Championship and British Enduro Sprint titles

David Knight won the Enduro 3 World Championship title on Sunday, with one round of the series still to go.

The Manx rider went into the penultimate EWC round in Turkey with a 52-point advantage over closest rival Christophe Nambotin.

For the second week running Nambotin failed to finish the opening day and a second place followed by a win on the second day sealed Knight's victory.

The victory is the Isle of Man rider's third EWC title.

The KTM star said: "It's a great feeling and a big relief to have wrapped up the Enduro 3 championship.

I knew it wouldn't be easy to win this year, it never is, but I just kept working hard and staying positive.

David Knight

"After everything that happened last year to win another title means a lot to me, probably more than winning my first two championships."

Meanwhile, fellow Manxman Alex Rockwell had a frustrating weekend in the Junior Class.

The 21-year-old crashed on both days suffering a bruised shoulder and a broken finger.

The Team MPS racer had been as high as 11th place.

Team boss Mick Seward told BBC Isle of Man: "He was very disappointed. He was riding well but the luck wasn't with him."

The final round of the championships will take place in France on the 25 September.

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