Factory Sherco rider David Knight has won Round 4 of the FIM Superenduro World Championship held in Guadalajara in Mexico on Saturday evening.
After topping both practice sessions, David made a mistake in the rock garden on an otherwise near perfect Superpole lap to grab 1 point and 3rd position behind Jonny Walker and Mathias Bellino.
Race 1 went well with Knighter finishing a close runner up to Blazusiak. David somehow managed to go from last to first in the reverse-grid of Race 2 and pushed hard, using his head to take the win ahead of Walker and Blazusiak. In Race 3, Blazusiak, Knight and Bellino had a fierce battle with Bellino finally passing the two championship leaders to take the win ahead of Blazusiak with Knighter following him home to take the overall win.
This second overall victory makes it two a piece for Knight and Blazusiak with the Polish rider just ahead on points. Anything can happen in Superenduro however and a bad race or DNF could change the whole face of the championship. It's back to Europe now to prepare for the next round in Barcelona on the 9th February.
"I'm well happy with today, it's been a very solid event for me from the first practice right through until the last race. The times came quite easily all day and we only made a gearing change as the track was at 2000 metres which effects the power a lot. I could have done with another tooth but I didn't have one so I had to make do.
My Superpole lap was really good except I made a mistake in the rock section but I still got third and a single championship point. The races were tough as the track was one lined and to stop the guy behind block passing, you had to go inside to protect your line which was slow and allowed the guy in front to get away.
I didn't get the best starts but used my head on the first turn to get through to the front. I pushed Taddy in race one but just didn't have enough as I had to protect my line as Jonny was pushing hard behind. In Race 2 I somehow got from just about last through to first on lap 1 and never looked back to take the win. The last race was a great battle between Bellino and myself on the first few laps but not wanting to take unnecessary risks I let him go and he then passed Taddy which allowed me to settle for 3rd and take the overall win, closing the championship a little to 18 points and extending the gap from myself to 3rd by 19 points to 43.
The next round will be in Barcelona on February 9th so I will get one weekend's rest at home before heading off again. I would like to say a big thanks to the Mexican fans and to the Sherco Mexico guys who treated us like royalty and took care of everything to make the job a little easier. Cheers guys"!