Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing‰Ûªs extreme enduro rider Billy Bolt will get his first taste of the FIM EnduroGP World Championship this coming weekend when he competes in the GP of Greece in Grevena, replacing injured team rider Christophe Charlier.
Recently finishing seventh in the ErzbergRodeo Hare Scramble, competing in the EnduroGP of Greece will allow Billy to gain further experience as he readies himself for the Romaniacs Hard Enduro Rallye at the end of July.
Bolt will compete as replacement for Christophe Charlier, who crashed on day one of the recent EnduroGP of Hungary and fractured a bone in his left hand. Although finishing the first day of competition, Christophe was forced to withdraw on day two having completed the opening extreme test. The EnduroGP rookie is expected to return to competition at the GP of Portugal in Castelo Branco, on July 22-23. Round five of the FIM EnduroGP World Championship takes place this coming weekend, July 1-2, in Grevena, Greece.
"This is a great opportunity for me, I‰Ûªm really looking forward to racing in Greece," Bolt enthused, "I‰Ûªm not too sure what to expect, apart from the fact it‰Ûªs going to be very different to Erzberg, which was the last race I did. And racing in the heat is also going to be something I‰Ûªm not used to. But it‰Ûªs a great opportunity to get some more experience. EnduroGP special test style racing is very different to what I do normally, but it should be a lot of fun.‰Û