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KTM quits Sea to Sky after Turkey unrest

Recent political unrest within Turkey has resulted in KTM withdrawing their riders from this year’s Red Bull Sea to Sky event due to fears regards the possible safety of official team personal.

As a result of the change to his racing schedule, Jonny Walker will compete in this year’s Weston Beach Race on October 9 – his first time competing in what is the 34th running of the beach extravaganza. He will return to Extreme Enduro action on October 29 at GetzenRodeo in Germany.

Walker said: “I’m really looking forward to being a part of Weston Beach Race this year. It’s not something I’ve done before, and it certainly isn’t something I specialise in, but it’s an event I’ve heard so many good stories about that getting the opportunity to race myself wasn’t one I wanted to pass up.

“The great thing about Weston is that it brings riders together from enduro and motocross, so it’s going to be cool to catch up with riders I don’t normally get the chance to race with. It’s also a good opportunity to spend time with the race fans, and I’ve heard in general it’s a great event to be a part of with a very special atmosphere. I guess I got some sand practice recently at Red Bull Megawatt in Poland, but I know that Weston’s not going to be like anything else I’ve done. For me it’s just a great opportunity to enjoy and compete in a major UK event.”

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