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SEWC 2021/2022 – German GP: Billy Bolt world champion

Germany hosted (Saturday and Sunday) at the SachsenArena in Riesa, the last 2 rounds of the SuperEnduro World Championship. From Saturday evening, it was Billy Bolt who dominated the event and won his second title of SuperEnduro world champion.

Saturday: Billy Bolt crowned

Winner of the first 3 events of the 2021/2022 season, Bolt arrived in Germany with a good fifty points lead in the championship. From the start of Saturday’s game, the British driver dominated the proceedings with a super time in SuperPole to take the lead in qualifying with almost a second and a half ahead of Colton Haaker. From the start of the first race, Bolt continued his momentum by winning with a lead of more than 23 seconds.

Prestige Race 1 : 1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 2. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 9 laps 3. Jonny Walker (Beta)

Unmindful of the reverse starting order for race two, Billy calmly got to work. Finishing the first lap in 7ᵉ position, he then climbed into the top 4. Arriving in second position, Bolt found a way to pass Haaker with two laps to go to take the lead and finally win the race.

Prestige Race 2 : 1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna); 2.Colton Haaker (Husqvarna); 3.Jonny Walker (Beta)

Note that Blazusiak broke his wrist on Saturday

Knowing that a victory in the 3ᵉ race allowed him to be titled this Saturday evening, the Husqvarna rider got down to work. Quickly in the lead, he led all but one of the 9 laps. A small mid-lap error allowed his pursuers to close, but soon Bolt took the lead to win the race and clinch his second consecutive title. SuperEnduro World Champion.

Prestige Race 3 : 1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna); 2. Colton Haaker; 3.Jonny Walker (Beta)

Billy Bolt “Words fail me. I didn’t have the opportunity to experience this moment of victory last year (Editor’s note: because of the covid and a last canceled round), so it’s great to take advantage of it here in Germany tonight. It makes this second title even more real. I knew it was possible to win the title on Saturday here in Germany, but I was trying not to think about it. I just wanted to enjoy my riding and see what was going to happen. I felt good on the track and I didn’t push my limits. Being a two-time SuperEnduro World Champion is amazing, but it’s also a team effort between Husqvarna, my family and friends. We have one race left tomorrow, so we can’t let it go too much tonight!”

The video summary

Sunday: Bolt dominates again

Less than 24 hours after winning the 2022 SuperEnduro World Championship in Riesa, Billy Bolt was back in the Riesa stadium on Sunday afternoon for the 5ᵉ and final round of the season. An inverted run offered fresh motivation for Billy, who was aiming for the overall grand slam this season.

Setting the fastest time in SuperPole set the tone for what was to follow. Immediately taking the lead on the first lap of the first race, the British driver quickly took off. Attacking all the most important obstacles with ease, he broke away from the peloton to win with a 27-second lead.

Prestige Race 1 : 1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna); 2.Jonny Walker (Beta); 3. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna)

In race two, with the starting order reversed, Billy Bolt snuck into turn one before starting his comeback. Coming in third on lap three, he took the lead on lap five and controlled the race to claim his second victory.

Billy BOLT superenduro 2022 championBilly Bolt

Prestige Race 2 : 1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna); 2.Jonny Walker (Beta); 3. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna)

Determined to end his season with one last victory, Bolt took 3rd place in the third race, but was in the lead before the end of the first lap. After a series of near-perfect laps, he won the race and finished the championship on the top step of the podium for the fifth consecutive time.

Prestige Race 3 : 1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna); 2.Colton Haaker (Husqvarna); 3.Jonny Walker (Beta)

At the end of these 5 events, we will remember that Billy has won all the days and totals 14 heat wins out of the 15 contestedas much to say that Billy Bolt this year was unbeatable!

Billy Bolt: “The season has been almost perfect, and it’s great to end it with another victory here in Riesa. I really enjoyed this weekend. Winning the title last night made me allowed to be quite relaxed today and I felt it showed in my riding and I put in one of my best performances of the season Winning all but one race this year is enough special too. It’s an incredible championship, which has gone so well from the start. The races in Hungary were not easy, and I’m a little frustrated to have been beaten in the first heat, which is my only loss of the year. I can’t thank my team, my family, my friends and all those who support me enough. I will try to enjoy this moment as a champion and then focus and get back on the game. 2-stroke for Hard Enduro next month.”

jonny WALKER super enduro 2022 championJonny Waker finishes vice-world champion

Final classification SuperEnduro championship 2021/2022

  1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 321pts
    2. Jonny Walker (Beta) 232pts
    3. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 229pts
    4. Diogo Vieira (GASGAS) 147pts
    5. Tim Apolle (Beta) 141pts
    6. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 129pts

The video summary

Junior: Dominik Olszowy world champion

In the Juniors, everything still remained to be done on Sunday even if Dominik OLSZOWY (PL – Gas Gas) has dominated the debates since the start of the season. Taddy BLAZUSIAK’s protege woke up this morning with a 49-point lead and therefore only had to finish the job in the first final… Which he did well by dominating with his head and shoulders for 6 minutes + 1 turn!
With his brilliant season, the TTR Rigamonti rider clearly represents the future of the Polish SuperEnduro and places himself as the worthy successor of Taddy… He will be to follow next season for his very first season with the big arms of the Prestige!

Dominik Olszowy super enduro 2022 championDominik Olszowy the new 2022 Juniotr SuperEnduro World Champion

Among the 23-year-olds too, the place of Vice-Champion still remained to be awarded between three drivers: Leon HENTSCHEL (D – Gas Gas), constant throughout the season, Milan SCHMUESER (D – Sherco), winner the day before of his first final and the Israeli Suff SELLA (KTM), in constant progress since the beginning of the season… But this second round will not have reached the expectations of the locals SCHMUESER (3/4/5) and HENTSCHEL (6/3 /4) while SELLA shone, being the only one able to hold off OLSZOWY during the three races. He even had the luxury of signing his first victory in the third round, he who had been unhappy in Hungary since he was demoted after a penalty.
In the Championship, it was therefore SELLA who finished runner-up to OLSZOWY for his very first SuperEnduro season at only 18 years old, ahead of SCHMUESER and while HENTSCHEL finished just off the podium… The Hungarian Norbert ZSIGOVITS (KTM) completed the Top 5.

Goggia, winner of the European Cup

There too, there was little suspense in the European Cup since Sony GOGGIA (I – KTM) only needed one victory to bring home the cup. The Italian left no chance to Oskar KACZMARCYK (PL – Gas Gas) who finished second this afternoon, and Aurélien ADDESSO (F – Sherco), 3rd…
In the final classification of the European Cup, GOGGIA therefore finished victorious ahead of Aurélien ADDESSO and Oskar KACZMARCZYK. This SuperEnduro afternoon at the SachsenArena in Riesa therefore concludes this post-Covid season which has seen three of its rounds moved due to the pandemic and which has especially seen the domination of Billy BOLT over the rest of the SEWC field. Now on to the off-season for the SuperEnduro and the outdoor championships and see you now in early December in Poland for the opening of the 2023 season!

riders europe superenduro 2022 championAurélien Addesso (left) takes second place in the 2022 European Superenduro Championship

Detailed results on the SuperEnduro.org website

Photos: Husqvarna/SEWC

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