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BILLY BOLT DOMINATES SUPERENDURO OPENER

3 months ago | Words: Matt Bernard | Photos: Husqvarna

Billy Bolt of Husqvarna Factory Racing showcased an unrivalled performance in France, asserting his dominance in the opening round of the 2024 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship. Securing three consecutive victories within the Arena Stade couvert de Lievin, Bolt not only claimed top honours in each race but also set the pace during the SuperPole hot lap on his FE 350, concluding round one with a perfect score of maximum points.

Despite a short turnaround between the final round of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship and round one of the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, Bolt was fired up to go racing in Lievin, France following several weeks of intense training. Confident of a positive start to the series, the fast-paced course favoured the Brit. Fastest in timed practice, Bolt then began the evening’s racing by topping the superpole hot lap by over eight tenths of a second.

Bolt dominated the opening race with a perfect start, securing the holeshot and maintaining an impressive lead to win by a substantial 20 seconds. In race two, starting from the outside row, he swiftly climbed from sixth to take the lead, securing another commanding victory. In the final race, Bolt secured his second holeshot, navigated the deteriorating course flawlessly, and clinched his third consecutive win, securing a well-deserved overall victory for round one.

Billy Bolt: “It’s been a perfect night and perfect start to the championship here in France. To get three wins from three starts, along with winning superpole, is great. But more importantly, I felt my riding was where I wanted it to be and without mistakes. With only a few weeks between the hard enduro and SuperEnduro series, I wasn’t sure where my intensity level would be in the races. But my fitness was good and I could go the distance each race. I’m looking forward to building on this at round two in Poland.”

The FIM SuperEnduro World Championship now moves on to round two in Krakow, Poland on December 9th.

Results – 2024 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship – Round 1, France

Prestige Overall

1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 63pts;
2. Jonny Walker (Beta) 53pts;
3. Will Hoare (Beta) 39pts;
4. Dominik Olszowy (Rieju) 35pts;
5. Alfredo Gomez (Rieju) 34pts

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