SuperEnduro Poland 2023 – Highlights
So it seems that Billy BOLT (GBR-Husqvarna) has kicked off this time with the very same vigor as he finished the past one, irrespective of not staying 100% in shape. The reigning champion’s dominance was obvious from the initially race of the evening, nonetheless, it was actually Jonny WALKER (GBR-Beta) who took the to start with holeshot of the night. BOLT, battling a very little in the initially corners, managed to come again and choose the guide over Cody WEBB (Usa-Sherco) and WALKER before the stop of the first lap, building effortless passes on difficult hurdles. Soon after that the Brit and the American
experienced to battle it out for second put, because BOLT was prolonged absent – even a crash and an error didn’t hamper him for lengthy. WALKER, sensation a lot more at ease than WEBB, was the first one over the line soon after the Husqvarna rider. Taddy BLAZUSIAK (POL-GasGas) made a solid comeback following a crash in the opening corners. The restricted keep track of in the Tauron Arena is notoriously tricky for overtaking, but the Polish legend still managed to cross the finish line in fourth put. Nonetheless, much more than fifty seconds at the rear of the winner Billy BOLT!
In the next Prestige race of the evening, with its reverse grid begin, it was the new factory Rieju rider Alfredo GOMEZ (ESP) who obtained off to the ideal start out and snatched the holeshot. The Spaniard was followed by a rampant Taddy BLAZUSIAK, carried by 12,000 spectators all committed to his result in. A couple of the huge favourites languished down the order, including Billy BOLT, who experienced a sluggish get started. But while BLAZUSIAK seemed to have a first rate guide out front after overtaking GOMEZ, it was not extended before BOLT flew through the pack. In less than three laps he had made it into the Leading 5, and in two corners he took a few locations. With his spectacular display BOLT will make brief get the job done of the Pole and signed off on his 2nd victory of the night in advance of Jonny WALKER. The British Beta rider overtook Taddy as the local legend suffered physically. The Pole yet managed to accomplish third position in this second heat. At 1 position in the course of the interesting 2nd race we witnessed 5 distinctive brands in the Best 5 positions (Husqvarna, GasGas, Beta, Rieju, Sherco), proving that SuperEnduro success is possible on a assortment of bikes. Dominik OLZOWY (GasGas), 2022 Junior Champion, experienced a intricate baptism of fire amid the elite of the self-control. Target of a breathtaking crash, the Pole finished the initial race in twelfth put out of thirteen categorized riders. In the second run, he completed in the identical place.
Nonetheless, the last race confirmed the genuine probable of the GasGas rider as he chalked off eighth with substantially a lot more steady lap situations. Regardless of troubles, OLSZOWY can search ahead to the rest of the time with optimism. The final race night time could have had a predictable winner on paper, but it undoubtedly did not lack twists and turns. Jonny WALKER snatched the holeshot again, winning the Airoh Holeshot Award for this opening round of the year. The Brit left BLAZUSIAK in his wake as the Polish hero suffered yet another early slide. BOLT placed himself in position to attack his compatriot, and it took him just two laps and a thrilling overtake to get the guide of the race and never let go. Cody
WEBB finished three rd in this final race of the night time, and consequently took 3 rd all round as well. A welcome return for the American Sherco rider who endured a quite difficult season last year, and hasn’t stood on a SuperEnduro podium given that 2019. Jonny WALKER was also contented with his second place overall, particularly as he understood the tricky Tauron Arena observe was likely to make every rider undergo. At the minute, Jonny lurks shut powering Husqvarna’s star, Billy BOLT, who – of course – took the total win.
The BRIGHTMORE family had a good evening in Poland, Mitch (19) and his young brother Ashton (16) arrived in Krakow for their 1st at any time flavor of SuperEnduro, and they still left having shown absolutely everyone exactly why they designed the trip about from England. The siblings shone, astonishing onlookers in the Tauron Arena, demonstrating extraordinary talent but also endearing modesty. The spotlight had been on Junior course favourite Milan SCHMUESER (GER-Sherco), especially in the absence of Israel’s Suff SELLA, who endured a horrific leg break during training at the start out of the 7 days. But the attention before long turned to serene and diligent Mitch BRIGHTMORE, who managed to carve as a result of with his ‘stand up style’ to acquire the to start with and second Junior races of the evening, even with possessing to pass quite a few set up names. In the third race of the night time, Mitch resolved to make things simpler for himself, getting the holeshot and winning emphatically even soon after a smaller off in the rock portion. In the very first race he beat SCHMUESER by an astonishing 50 seconds. His little brother Ashton was glad to sign up for him in third place in race one, and second put in the 3rd race, and this allowed the pair to stand on the overall podium together Mitch first on the night time and Ashton 3 rd . SCHMUESER had a strong and consistent displaying, which authorized him to achieve two nd all round on the night time. Raul GUIMERA (ESP-GasGas) also done perfectly with 3 rd in race two, and 5 th in race three, and will surely be one to view. It will be interesting to see how this class of children evolves during the second round in Riesa in Germany at the starting of January, but for now matters are thrilling with the arrival of these types of inspiring talent.
In the Open group, Poland’s Grzegorz KARGUL won on his Husqvarna. He took victory ahead of Andris GRINFELDS (LAT-KTM) and one more neighborhood rider, Maciej WIECKOWSKI (GasGas). The subsequent spherical of the FIM SuperEnduro Environment Championship will get put in Germany at the Riesa Arena on January seven, 2023. The complete SuperEnduro group needs you a incredibly pleased holiday season.
what they stated:
Billy BOLT (GBR-Husqvarna): “I’m definitely satisfied with this victory because the GP was considerably from simple. Probably from the stands or the Tv I gave the impression that it was not hard, but I can convey to you that the format and the monitor produced me endure. I’m not entirely match nonetheless, I haven’t been equipped to train perfectly in current months simply because of my injuries. But it’s reassuring to see that I’m commencing the season in a stable way with this gain, so in that way I’m definitely happy.”
Jonny WALKER (GBR-Beta): “This second area for me is almost like a victory, I struggled with it tonight. The keep track of, as usually in Poland, was extremely demanding and I truly experienced to fight to get a great result tonight. I’m pleased with my race tempo, it was very good. I had some thing remaining to give, but the keep track of did not let me to absolutely assault. It is been a very good start out although.”
Cody WEBB (United states of america-Sherco): “It feels amazing to be again on a SuperEnduro podium, to be genuine I’d nearly overlooked the sensation of joy it provides. Final year I absolutely lost myself, I did not really feel like myself and my riding wasn’t there. This calendar year we have uncovered excellent options on the bicycle that enable me to experience much better and regain assurance. Now my only hope is to carry on undertaking this variety of efficiency this season…and why not purpose larger. I’m relieved and content.”