SuperEnduro Poland 2023 – Highlights
So it looks that Billy BOLT (GBR-Husqvarna) has kicked off this time with the exact same vigor as he ended the previous one particular, even with not staying 100% suit. The reigning champion’s dominance was obvious from the initial race of the night, even so, it was actually Jonny WALKER (GBR-Beta) who took the initially holeshot of the evening. BOLT, having difficulties a small in the to start with corners, managed to come back and take the lead over Cody WEBB (Usa-Sherco) and WALKER before the finish of the very first lap, making effortless passes on tough obstacles. Just after that the Brit and the American
had to fight it out for 2nd location, because BOLT was very long gone – even a crash and an error didn’t hamper him for very long. WALKER, sensation additional comfortable than WEBB, was the to start with one over the line following the Husqvarna rider. Taddy BLAZUSIAK (POL-GasGas) made a solid comeback right after a crash in the opening corners. The restricted observe in the Tauron Arena is notoriously difficult for overtaking, but the Polish legend still managed to cross the end line in fourth location. Nevertheless, additional than fifty seconds driving the winner Billy BOLT!
In the second Prestige race of the evening, with its reverse grid start, it was the new factory Rieju rider Alfredo GOMEZ (ESP) who bought off to the best start off and snatched the holeshot. The Spaniard was adopted by a rampant Taddy BLAZUSIAK, carried by 12,000 spectators all committed to his result in. A number of of the huge favourites languished down the buy, including Billy BOLT, who had a sluggish start out. But while BLAZUSIAK seemed to have a good direct out front after overtaking GOMEZ, it wasn’t extended before BOLT flew by the pack. In less than three laps he had produced it into the Top rated five, and in two corners he took 3 sites. With his spectacular display BOLT will make short perform of the Pole and signed off on his second victory of the evening ahead of Jonny WALKER. The British Beta rider overtook Taddy as the local legend experienced physically. The Pole nonetheless managed to attain 3rd spot in this second heat. At one particular place throughout the thrilling next race we witnessed five diverse brands in the Best 5 positions (Husqvarna, GasGas, Beta, Rieju, Sherco), proving that SuperEnduro success is doable on a array of bikes. Dominik OLZOWY (GasGas), 2022 Junior Champion, experienced a complex baptism of fire between the elite of the self-discipline. Sufferer of a breathtaking crash, the Pole finished the very first race in twelfth position out of 13 categorized riders. In the second run, he finished in the very same place.
However, the last race confirmed the true potential of the GasGas rider as he chalked off 8th with significantly far more reliable lap situations. Regardless of issues, OLSZOWY can look forward to the relaxation of the period with optimism. The final race night time may well have had a predictable winner on paper, but it surely did not lack twists and turns. Jonny WALKER snatched the holeshot all over again, successful the Airoh Holeshot Award for this opening round of the year. The Brit left BLAZUSIAK in his wake as the Polish hero suffered a further early drop. BOLT placed himself in placement to attack his compatriot, and it took him just two laps and a thrilling overtake to grab the direct of the race and by no means let go. Cody
WEBB finished three rd in this remaining race of the night, and for that reason took three rd total far too. A welcome return for the American Sherco rider who endured a extremely difficult season last yr, and hasn’t stood on a SuperEnduro podium considering the fact that 2019. Jonny WALKER was also satisfied with his second place over-all, specially as he understood the rough Tauron Arena keep track of was heading to make every rider experience. At the instant, Jonny lurks shut guiding Husqvarna’s star, Billy BOLT, who – of course – took the total get.
The BRIGHTMORE family experienced a fantastic night in Poland, Mitch (19) and his young brother Ashton (16) arrived in Krakow for their initially ever taste of SuperEnduro, and they still left having shown anyone just why they built the excursion over from England. The siblings shone, astonishing onlookers in the Tauron Arena, demonstrating remarkable skill but also endearing modesty. The spotlight experienced been on Junior course favourite Milan SCHMUESER (GER-Sherco), especially in the absence of Israel’s Suff SELLA, who endured a horrific leg break throughout training at the start of the 7 days. But the attention shortly turned to calm and diligent Mitch BRIGHTMORE, who managed to carve by way of with his ‘stand up style’ to gain the very first and second Junior races of the night time, irrespective of acquiring to go numerous recognized names. In the third race of the night time, Mitch made a decision to make matters easier for himself, using the holeshot and winning emphatically even immediately after a little off in the rock segment. In the very first race he beat SCHMUESER by an astonishing 50 seconds. His small brother Ashton was glad to be part of him in third place in race one, and second spot 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 exhibiting, which permitted him to realize two nd in general on the evening. Raul GUIMERA (ESP-GasGas) also done properly with 3 rd in race two, and 5 th in race three, and will absolutely be one to watch. It will be attention-grabbing to see how this course of youngsters evolves for the duration of the second round in Riesa in Germany at the beginning of January, but for now matters are thrilling with the arrival of these inspiring expertise.
In the Open up category, Poland’s Grzegorz KARGUL won on his Husqvarna. He took victory ahead of Andris GRINFELDS (LAT-KTM) and one more community rider, Maciej WIECKOWSKI (GasGas). The up coming spherical of the FIM SuperEnduro Planet Championship will take spot in Germany at the Riesa Arena on January seven, 2023. The complete SuperEnduro team wishes you a incredibly joyful holiday season.
what they explained:
Billy BOLT (GBR-Husqvarna): “I’m actually content with this victory since the GP was far from simple. Maybe from the stands or the Television I gave the perception that it was not really hard, but I can inform you that the structure and the keep track of built me undergo. I’m not fully match still, I haven’t been capable to coach nicely in modern months because of my injuries. But it’s reassuring to see that I’m setting up the period in a strong way with this get, so in that way I’m actually content.”
Jonny WALKER (GBR-Beta): “This second put for me is almost like a victory, I struggled with it tonight. The observe, as typically in Poland, was quite demanding and I actually experienced to struggle to get a excellent result tonight. I’m pleased with my race rate, it was rather solid. I had one thing remaining to give, but the keep track of didn’t allow me to completely attack. It’s been a great start even though.”
Cody WEBB (United states of america-Sherco): “It feels incredible to be back on a SuperEnduro podium, to be sincere I’d pretty much forgotten the sensation of pleasure it delivers. Past calendar year I wholly misplaced myself, I did not truly feel like myself and my driving wasn’t there. This year we have uncovered great settings on the bicycle that let me to experience better and get back self confidence. Now my only hope is to continue undertaking this sort of functionality this season…and why not intention greater. I’m relieved and satisfied.”