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Billy Bolt Extends SuperEnduro World Championship Lead With Hungary Win

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Billy Bolt on his way to the win at round two of the 2022 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship in Hungry. Photo: Future7Media

Billy Bolt has taken the win at round two of the 2022 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, held in Hungary.

Bolt qualified fastest before claiming SuperPole and two race wins from three ahead of Taddy Blazusiak and Jonny Walker.

The night started off perfectly for Bolt, with the British racer continuing his unbeatable run of form to comfortably qualify fastest and take the SuperPole honours by over one second, earning himself three valuable championship points in the process.

After a measured start in race one, Bolt deftly picked his way through the course to take the lead with around three minutes to go. A small error while navigating a log section was just enough for him to lose his position to Taddy Blazusiak, and with time running out it ultimately led to Bolt settling for second. Blazusiak took the win ahead of Bolt and Walker.

Eager to make amends in race two, Bolt made light work of the reverse-grid start to move into third place after only three corners. After calmly moving into second, Billy’s pass into first place was hampered when a competitor got caught up in his rear wheel. Despite losing a little time, the 24-year-old was able to quickly regain the lead and hold it to the chequered flag where he claimed his first race win of the night ahead of Blazusiak and Walker.

The round two podium, Taddy Taddy Blazusiak (L), Billy Bolt (C) and Johnny Walker. Photo: Future7Media

Prestige race three was all Bolt! After a strong start, the championship leader soon moved up to take the lead and from there he never looked back. Increasing his advantage lap-by-lap, Billy put on a masterful display of riding to take the victory by over 10 seconds over Colton Haaker and Walker. The result increases Bolt’s lead in the championship standings to an impressive 35 points with three rounds left to race.

“It was a super difficult night, but I’m pleased to come away with another win and extend my lead in the championship,” Bolt said. “The track was really tight, and with not much traction it was easy to get arm pump and then make mistakes. Qualifying and SuperPole went well, but then in race one I struggled to find my rhythm and got caught up a few times. Race two went much better, and then race three was near enough perfect – I was able to manage my pace once I got to the front and held on to take the win and the overall.”

Taddy Blazusiak placed second overall at SuperEnduro round two with the Polish ace making perfect start to night’s racing with heat one win the overall result lifts him to third in SuperEnduro standings. Photo: Futre7Media

Taddy Blazusiak turned on the old magic claiming a solid runner-up result

“I’m really happy with how things have gone tonight,” Blazusiak said. “It’s great to be back up there battling at the front. The first heat went well, I hit my lines, didn’t make too many mistakes, so it was good. I did get some arm pump, which meant I had to let Billy go about halfway through the first moto. But he made a mistake and I was able to get him back for the win. I felt like I had good speed and could race with Billy. In the final heat, I went all-in but tucked the front in the first corner. That was frustrating, but overall, compared to the luck I had in Poland at round one, it’s been a great night. My bike was great, my fitness was where it needs to be, and my speed was good also.”

Johnny Walker was happy to be on the podium but feels his speed could get a little better.

“It was a good night for me. Three third place results to get on the podium in third is really positive. I felt like my speed was good. There were a few places on the track where the guys ahead of me were a little faster, but overall, I was really happy with my riding and my bike. The track was a lot drier than we had in Poland, but it was fun to race. I’m really looking forward to the next round now, these first two events have been good for me, and with some more work before I go to Israel, I know I can get a little faster.”

FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, Round 2, Hungary

Event Classification
1 Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 60 points
2 Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 50
3 Jonny Walker (Beta) 46

Prestige Race 1
1 Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS)
2 Billy Bolt (Husqvarna)
3 Jonny Walker (Beta)

Prestige Race 2
1 Billy Bolt (Husqvarna)
2 Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS)
3 Jonny Walker (Beta)

Prestige Race 3
1 Billy Bolt (Husqvarna)
2 Colton Haaker (Husqvarna)
3 Jonny Walker (Beta)
4 Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS)

Championship standings (after round two)
1 Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 123 points
2 Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 88
3 Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 87

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