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Rising Star with Josh Knight

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Our Rising Star interview’s take us to the world of Enduro as we catch up with 13-year-old Josh Knight who started the Edge Offroad Motul National Cross Country series in fine style until coronavirus halted the championship. Josh has also shown wherever he has raced that he has a huge future in the sport…

Images courtesy of J W Forysth Photography

Here is the full interview

What bike do you ride? 2019 KTM 85

How and when did you start riding? I started riding at the age of 5 as a bit of fun when my dad came home with a bike.

What was your first bike? PW50

What made you choose Enduro? I knew people who did it so I wanted to give it a go

Where was your first race? At Deepdale with Enduroland, placing 2nd in the 65cc class

When and where was your first race win? At Deepdale in 2019 in the 85BW class

Rising Star Josh Knight

Josh battling with Jak Heaney

Which rider has influenced you the most and why? Graham Jarvis because of his trials skills

Where’s the coolest place and track you’ve ridden? Dean Moor

Outside of Enduro who is your sporting hero? Gee Atherton

What country would you like to visit that you haven’t yet and why? Austria because I want to go and watch Erzberg

Name one thing you don’t like and explain why? Not being able to ride

What was the last thing you watched on YouTube? Erzberg

What’s been your biggest achievement so far? Winning the Tough Ones Little Brother

What is your most treasured possession? My Oset and my KTM

What is currently your favourite song? All my life – Foo Fighters

If you didn’t want to be a pro enduro rider, what would you like to be? An engineer

Finish the sentence. “I feel good when I…….” Achieve something I’ve tried hard to do

Josh Knight Rising Star

Josh Knight at the Butzenrodeo – Image courtesy of CH Images