David has been honoured in the Queen's birthday honours list today. He will receive an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to motorcycling.
Taken from manxradio.com:
Four Isle of Man residents will be cracking open the champagne today (Saturday) after being named in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
There are awards for two world class sportsmen, a senior civil servant and a charity worker.
All four will become Members of the Order of the British Empire, and will travel to Buckingham Palace to collect their honours.
Manx Missile Mark Cavendish has been given an MBE for his services to cycling, after a stellar career in events such as the Tour de France, and three-times World Enduro champion David Knight receives his MBE, fittingly for a Manx resident, for services to motorcycling.
The Manx government's director of external services Della Fletcher, who is the civil servant overseeing the Island's relationships with the United Kingdom, the EU and international community, wins her MBE for services to government.
And Carolyn Shipstone is honoured for services to the community, through her work with the charity Care for the Family.