David Knight has been forced to withdraw from the Skegness beach race as he’s to have hip surgery but fellow Enduro star Nathan Watson has been added to the entry list.
Red Bull Factory KTM rider Watson has certainly already proved that he knows the fast lines on the Skegness Beach having won the event in both 2012 and 2013. Not only in 2016 is he hoping for that title hat-trick, but also Nathan intends to use this year’s event as preparation for the upcoming Red Bull Knockout Beach contest in Rotterdam.
With his own race bike not quite ready for Skegness, his mount will be a specially prepared 350EXC-F KTM machine supplied by his private sponsor Richard Bellamy of Contract Furniture UK. And to add some interesting extra little spice to Skeggy 2016, challenging Nathan will be none other than hid Dad, Rob Meek, a former Weston Beach race winner and legend from the 80s and 90s!
So if you fancy challenging Nathan and Rob at Skegness, riders can still enter right up until race-day whilst if you are just spectating, it’s again totally FREE to watch the action.
Words by Mike Wood, photo Future 7/ KTM Images