Sport – Scorpion Masters: David Knight, best motorcycle rider 2013! –

Scorpion Masters: David Knight, best motorcycle rider 2013 !

Sport - Scorpion Masters: David Knight, best motorcycle rider 2013! -

The third Scorpion Masters, which took place at Le Castellet on Saturday, saw a beast of world enduro win the title of best driver of the year: David Knight wins after fierce multi-discipline battles. Story, rankings and video.

The third edition of the Scorpion Masters took place on Saturday at the Paul Ricard circuit site in Le Castellet (83). This prestigious setting welcomed the world’s elite of motorcycle riders, accompanied among others by).

This 2013 edition was boosted by the participation of Sebastien Loeb himself, since the star of the automotive world honored the invitation of the organizer Laurent Corric by coming to rub shoulders with the top motorcycle riders. A major challenge that the nine-time world champion took up in a remarkable way in front of some 10,000 spectators, assiduous in all the events of the day despite the rain that occurred in the afternoon..

Another renowned racing driver invited to the festivities, Soheil Ayari had also come to rub shoulders with the stars of motorcycle sport.

David Knight, dolphin of the Grolandais knight Serge Nuques, also rose to the challenge … by winning the event! The three-time world enduro champion has led a regular race throughout the events, not being too far behind in the disciplines less suited to his specialty.

For his part Serge Nuques had announced during his victory in 2011 that he was stopping his career of "title race" and that he would only do one-off and no-stakes events. During this third edition, he therefore participated "for fun"on motorcycles from the 70s, dressed in harmony with the era of his mounts…

Out of the good thirty expected drivers, only 28 courageous ones finally responded. Antoine Meo in particular, multi-world enduro champion who was to be part of the adventurers of this third edition, injured his elbow during a training session on the Paul Ricard circuit the day before the race … So he had to stay on the sidelines to watch the friends go by…

Beginning of the festivities with the trial

The first part of the Scorpion Master begins with off-roading with as an opening test two trial zones in "open free" mode, where the choices of difficulty award decreasing points according to their ease of crossing..

In this little game, the specialists in the discipline obviously stand out but do not outrageously distance the other competitors. And if the only two real specialists of the field, Alexandre Ferrer (n ° 15) and Guillaume Jean (n ° 60), respectively granted the first two places of the test, they are followed by David Knight, amateur of trials who demonstrates from the outset that he did not come from his residential Isle of Man to do extra work !

Nice performance also from Erwan Bahuet, amateur in regional level trials (Poitou-Charentes), like Guillaume Jean (French urban trial champion) selected during the competition organized by Bihr for this third Scorpion Masters. Here he takes fifth place in the trial event.

The Site driver, on the other hand, is not the party: uncomfortable in this radically different event from road rallying, the French champion Julien Toniutti is in his little shoes in the middle of these big recalcitrant stones and finishes 23rd..

With a little more training, other trackers / backpackers have better understood the difficulty: David Checa and Denis Bouan offer themselves a sixth place ex-aequo here..

Serge Nuques meanwhile does not deflate and attacks this event on the handlebars of a Yamaha 125 from 1974! Supported by a dedicated Grolandaise assistance body and soul (even throwing themselves under the wheels of Knight Sergei to help him overcome obstacles!), He ranks 12th among the 28 starters. !


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