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Old 9 Sep 2010
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David Knight in Turkey

Now Gordon the goose had good reason to keep a low profile down on the beach





because today was the day of the race. Or more specifically the last day of the Turkish round of the Turkish leg of the FIM Enduro World Championship





3TL for two including parking got you into the venue. Hakan from Dalyan was there promoting his new venture. A bike museum containing 50 classic bikes alongside a hotel and accommodation. He brought along two of his stock









and let the kids have a go





Hakan plans to open next January. Should be a good day out


On the MX course there was plenty of this












On the enduro course this kind of nonsense was going on














Mehmet managed to save one of the competitors from a trip in the blood wagon by reaching out a helping hand






The PA system wasn't too shabby





Neither were some of the "officials"









Telly coverage was all over the place




Strolling past the KTM tent I spotted a fellow Brit. David Knight, offroad god and all round good egg. David won the Enduro 3 Class World Championships in 2005 and 2006 and goodness knows how many other world champioships. He was here to do battle in this years champioship here in Turkey. The first time an FIM Enduro championship has been held here.




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..................David was keen to pick up some tips, what with this being his first time in Turkey an all. I suggested wearing a daft hat to keep the sun from frying the brain cells. I don't think that was what he wanted to hear






Anyway, it seems that he took my advice 'cos here he is at the start line to the Enduro course with his big daft hat






Oh, oh! I think he's spotted me





His mum had come over to support him. I think that's her on the left





Anyway, here's the big guy in action





He romped it, winning the World Championship before the competition has even ended.

Well, I'm all beside myself. Meeting RTW Doug and David Knight in the space of just over a week. Better go for a lie down until the excitement wears off

Cheers,

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