Billy Bolt on the podium at SuperEnduro round two
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Billy Bolt placed as runner-up at the second round of the 2020 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship in Germany.
Arriving as series leader following a highly impressive winning performance at the opening event of the championship, Bolt endured a challenging night inside the Sachsen Arena in Riesa with a heavy fall in the opening final preventing him from performing at his best.
Despite his troubles, Bolt secured second overall and with it holds the runner-up position in the SuperEnduro championship standings, just 11 points behind new series leader Taddy Blazusiak.
Finishing just four points behind his teammate Bolt, Alfredo Gomez was fourth overall
Quickly getting to grips with the technical track, Bolt showed his pace by posting the fastest time during the final timed practice. In the first of the three finals, it took just two laps before he moved ahead of teammate Gomez and into the race lead, where he stayed until lap five. Initially losing just one place to Blazusiak, Bolt then dropped to his final finishing position of fourth.
The reversed start order second final saw Bolt quickly hustle his way inside the top five before taking the race lead on lap two. Looking comfortable out front, a mistake while leading on lap four, unfortunately, saw him drop to his final finishing position of second.
The night’s third and closing final proved to be the toughest for Bolt. Feeling the effects of his spills in the first and second race, he spent two laps in third before dropping to fourth. Finally moving forward one position to secure third at the finish was enough for the Brit to claim second overall in the event classification.
Billy Bolt: “It was certainly a difficult night for me. It looked like things were going to go well – the track really suited me, so I was really looking forward to seeing what I could do. I felt like the track could be ridden aggressively, but maybe that was where things went wrong for me.
“There was definitely a racing line, but I made too many mistakes. The crash I had in the first race was pretty big, I hit the ground pretty hard and that detuned me for the other races. After that, I just wanted to get as many points as possible.
“For the championship, things didn’t go like I wanted, but my speed was good. It’ll be back to work on Monday, with three rounds of the series still to go there everything to fight for.”
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