David Knight, one of the pre-event favourites at this year’s Erzberg Rodeo, has been taken to hospital following a crash during the closing stages of the first day’s prologue.
Riding with the #1 aboard his KTM EXC 300, as the first rider onto the course shortly after 8 o’clock this morning Knighter had a clear track ahead of him but crashed on one of the slower sections of the course.
Hitting the ground with sufficient force that he was unable to complete his qualifying run up the mountain, David was brought back to the paddock in an ambulance and despite being in obvious discomfort was otherwise in good spirits.
Despite the abrasive nature of the prologue course, and the fact David was wearing just a race shirt, he sustained relatively few cuts, but was nonetheless ‘banged up’. David has been taken to hospital, due to pain in his right elbow and ribs.
Alex Doringer – KTM Enduro Factory Team Coordinator: “David has been taken to hospital, but wasn’t in too much pain when he left. Thankfully, the section of the track where he crashed wasn’t too fast, but it’s clear that David obviously hit the ground with some force. His right side took the impact, and it’s his elbow and ribs that are being checked out.”