52 minutes in the past | Phrases: Andy Wigan | Pictures: Future7Media
As we reported in mid-December, Husqvarna Manufacturing unit Racing’s Billy Bolt bought his SuperEnduro World Championship title defence off to the right begin in Poland with a clear sweep of three wins. And that was in spite it being his first race again after a five-month damage lay-off. Properly, the implacable Uncle Billy has completed once more in Germany, the place the collection resumed on the weekend for Spherical 2. Right here’s a snapshot of his workforce’s PR within the wake of one other profitable weekend’s work for the proficient and amusing Brit…
With a full home of spectators in Riesa, Billy Bolt wasted no time in placing on a present. Blitzing the course for the SuperPole, Bolt topped the time sheets on his FE350 by over one and a half seconds.
Keen to hold that kind into the remainder of the night time, Bolt timed the gate drop of race one to perfection to assert the holeshot and take an early lead. Settling into a quick rhythm, Billy pushed arduous to extend his benefit. Nonetheless, a slight lapse in focus overtaking lapped riders allowed rival Jonny Walker to momentarily slip by. Instantly regrouping, Billy put his Husqvarna again in entrance and with a few laps to go, he attacked arduous to journey clear for a five-second margin of victory.
With the beginning order reversed for race two, Billy made his now customary cautious begin to the race. Placing on a cost, he slotted into second place on lap two. Tangling with Walker whereas difficult for the lead, each riders crashed within the sand nook. Bolt was fast to his ft and a lap later had fought his method into the lead. Nonetheless, regardless of build up a cushty benefit, a crash on the penultimate lap dropped him again to fourth. Combating arduous to get well, he crossed the end line in third, regardless of a dramatic conflict with Taddy Blazusiak, which noticed each riders hit the filth after the chequered flag.
Placing race two behind him, Billy centered on successful race three to seal the general victory in Germany. Third off the beginning, he took the lead on lap one solely to crash as soon as extra on the rocky climb. A second crash knocked him again to 3rd. Racing as much as second place, he confronted a five-second deficit to chief Walker with three laps to go. Muscling his FE350 across the course, he lastly drew stage with Walker and took the lead with one lap to go. This time holding agency, he claimed a dramatic and hard-fought race three victory to safe the highest step of the general podium in Riesa.
Billy Bolt: “I made life arduous for myself tonight, however I’m blissful to have come out on prime ultimately. It was fairly hectic on observe all night time and to be trustworthy I made too many silly errors. I maintain my arms up for that. The pace was there, however with just one good line on the observe errors had been simply made. Perhaps tonight was about shaking off that Christmas break, however I really feel like I’ve room to enhance for Spherical 3. General, I’ve completed on prime of the rostrum and prolonged my factors lead, so I’m proud of the result and look ahead to Budapest.”
The 2023 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship continues with Spherical 3 in Budapest, Hungary, on February 4.
FIM SUPERENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, RD 2
PRESTIGE OVERALL, RD 2
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 58 pts
2. Jonny Walker (Beta) 56 pts
3. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 41 pts
Status Race 1
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 9 laps, 6:51.036
2. Jonny Walker (Beta) 9 laps, 6:56.548
3. Cody Webb (Sherco) 9 laps, 7:23.394
Status Race 2
1. Jonny Walker (Beta) 9 laps, 7:34.392
2. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 9 laps 7:37.662
3. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 9 laps, 7:38.662
Status Race 3
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 9 laps, 7:08.805
2. Jonny Walker (Beta) 9 laps, 7:11.138
3. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 9 laps, 7:32.626
CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (AFTER RD 2)
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 121 pts
2. Jonny Walker (Beta) 107 pts
3. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 84 pts
GERMANY: RACE RECAP (“BILLY’S WORLD”)
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 collection and, amongst different amusing issues, describes SuperEnduro to the uninitiated as, “type of like if supercross and a constructing web site had a child”.