Billy Bolt Dominates SuperEnduro Opener


2 weeks in the past | Phrases: Andy Wigan | Photographs: Husqvarna Bikes

Regardless of it being his first race again after a five-month damage lay-off, Husqvarna Manufacturing unit Racing’s Billy Bolt bought his SuperEnduro World Championship title defence off to the right begin in Poland on the weekend with a clear sweep of wins. Right here’s a snapshot of his crew’s PR within the wake of a really profitable weekend’s work…

Dominating the SuperPole sizzling lap by almost one and a half seconds, Billy Bolt earned himself the primary gate choose for the opening Status race of the evening. Regardless of it marking his first aggressive outing in over 5 months, the FE350-mounted rider was fast to point out everybody that he’d misplaced none of his racecraft. Taking management of the lead, the Husqvarna rider checked out to safe the primary race win of the evening in Krakow.

With the grid order reversed for the second Status race, Bolt opted for a gradual begin from row two earlier than rigorously slicing his method via the sphere with fast precision. Working protected, clear overtakes, he shortly moved to the entrance of the sphere. As soon as previous chief, Taddy Blazusiak, Bolt upped his tempo throughout the halfway level to drag away from his rivals for an eventual 30-second margin of victory.

Because the gate dropped on the third and closing Status race, Bolt set his sights on making it a clear sweep of wins at Spherical 1 and he didn’t disappoint. Though getting a bit of boxed in throughout the first few corners of lap one, the Brit remained calm and composed as he moved as much as second. After a few laps battling with early chief, Jonny Walker, Bolt quickly put his Husqvarna out entrance and wasn’t headed.

Claiming three wins from three begins at Spherical 1 in Poland, the defending world champion has bounced again from damage in excellent model to determine himself because the rider to beat within the new SuperEnduro season.

Billy Bolt: “I’m so happy to be again racing, however to make my comeback with a clear sweep of wins and taking SuperPole is the dream begin to the championship I had hoped for. It’s felt like an extended and difficult 5 months off the bike, however I’m satisfied to be again on the bike and racing arduous once more. It’s what I like to do. Though tonight went to plan, I really feel like I’ve some work to do to get again to my best. We’ve a few weeks till Spherical 2 in Germany, so I’ll maintain working arduous to be even stronger there.”

The FIM SuperEnduro World Championship continues with Spherical 2’s GP of Germany on January 7, 2023.

FIM SUPERENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, RD 1

PRESTIGE OVERALL

1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 63pts
2. Jonny Walker (Beta) 51pts
3. Cody Webb (Sherco) 43pts
4. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 43pts
5. Cooper Abbott (Sherco) 31pts

Status Race 1

1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 10 laps, 7:41.953
2. Jonny Walker (Beta) 10 laps, 7:58.900
3. Cody Webb (Sherco) 10 laps, 8:14.278

Status Race 2

1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 10 laps, 7:25.807
2. Jonny Walker (Beta) 10 laps, 7:55.102
3. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 10 laps, 8:05.578

Status Race 3

1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 10 laps, 7:19.638
2. Jonny Walker (Beta) 10 laps, 7:41.718
3. Cody Webb (Sherco) 10 laps, 7:49.157

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (AFTER RD 1)

1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 63pts
2. Jonny Walker (Beta) 51pts
3. Cody Webb (Sherco) 43pts
4. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 43pts
5. Cooper Abbott (Sherco) 31pts

POLAND: RACE RECAP

2023 SUPERENDURO C’SHIP PREVIEW

If you wish to dive a bit deeper into the 2023 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, take a look at Billy Bolt’s “Invoice’s Festive Chit-Chat”, the place he previews the six-round sequence and, amongst different amusing issues, describes SuperEnduro to the uninitiated as, “sort of like if supercross and a constructing web site had a child”.