Knox Athletes made a flying start this season, with victories in the opening three rounds of British Superbikes, Superstock 1000 and 600 and Supersport too. Meanwhile on the roads Michael Dunlop chalked up multiple wins on the Irish circuits.
James Ellison has relied on Knox protection for many years and is a frequent visitor at the company’s Cumbrian factory. His return to British Superbikes after a year in the MotoGP CRT class was eagerly anticipated and James made his mark immediately, with a win in the opening round at Brands Hatch. Riding the Milwaukee Yamaha, James has mounted the podium in every round and is currently fourth in the Championship, the highest placed Yamaha rider. Ellison wears a Knox Track Vest, Handroids and Dry Inside technical base layers.
Former British Supersport champion Alastair Seeley chose Knox Handroids and a Meta-Sys back protector with Sport chest protector, plus the Dry Inside technical base layer for his 2013 season on the Gearlink Kawasaki and the Irishman has been in unstoppable form. Alastair claimed victory at Brands Hatch and Oulton Park and has posted podium finishes in every race this year. As a result he leads the Supersport championship.
At 6’2” Victor Cox must be one of the tallest riders in the Superstock 1000 class. Coxy finished third in the 2012 championship and is currently second in the 2013 championship. The Wiltshireman took the win at Oulton Park, riding for ILR Kawasaki. Like James Ellison, he chose the Track Vest (with a chest upgrade), Handroids and Dry Inside.
It’s not only on track that Knox Athletes have shone; Michael Dunlop has dominated the opening rounds of the Irish road racing calendar. Michael won both the feature race and open event on his superbike at the Cookstown 100 in April and took the lap record with him. In May Dunlop followed up with an emphatic double in the superbike races at the Tandragee 100 in May. Michael opted for Biomech gloves, from the Hand Armour collection, plus the Track Vest and Dry Inside.
All of the products used by Knox Athletes are available off-the-peg for regular motorcyclists.