Thursday August 9th 2018

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David Knight

So, while out training yesterday on Jurby beach in the Isle of Man, I suffered a big crash which has resulted in back injuries.
During the final lap of my second moto, my rear wheel hit a rock in the sand coming off a ski jump. I landed sideways and was spat off, head first. I didn’t lose consciousness but did lose feeling in my legs for a very short time and was very badly winded. After a very long two and a half hours getting me off the beach, I made it to hospital by ambulance where I had CT scans etc.
I have two broken vertebrae in my back, a few broken ribs and a very sore neck, which thankfully they are very confident is clear.
I’d like to thank Nathan Cafearo, who luckily was down with me riding, my brother Juan and the ambulance crew for getting me off the beach, which wasn’t easy at all. All the medical staff here at Nobles Hospital have done a great job, especially my surgeon Ross Barker who knows me very well and has been very reassuring. It’ll probably slow me down for a bit but I’m fully motivated to get back and be as strong as possible for Weston.
Obviously, I’m disappointed this has happened when I have felt so strong and motivated but most of all I feel very, very lucky that I’ll make a full recovery as it could easily have been a very different story. Also, a big thanks to Bell Helmets as mine has done a great job where many helmets wouldn’t have and Alpinestars for the best protective gear available. Thanks to Emma Corlett and Denise-Ste Corlett and my 2 baby’s for being here with me.

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Team Beta taking a break from practicing - not sure where but it looks smoky - Steve Holcombe, James Dabill and Albert Cabestany are in there, with another couple of riders.
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More Beta News  - Young Marc Piquer Evo 125 - is the new Spanish Champion.

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And here is a pic showing Chris Hrabb’s snack food, while flying the Selkirk Helicopter on Fire patrol - A big “thanks” to all the people on duty fighting the Forest Fires, either on the ground or in the air.

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In other news - We just heard from our buddy Mike King from Tatla Lake BC - He owns White Saddle Air, and said he was just off to battle a new Forest Fire in the region. - He invited us for a visit to see his large collection of Vintage Motorcycles - but not until the smoke clears.  - Barry and myself put on a Trials school up there back in 1995.  ( Mike was also asking about  an Opti product that unfortunately is not available any longer because of High Production cost & low sales.)

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