A WIN FULL OF EMOTION
The 2nd round of the 2018 SuperEnduro season was a real success with the Riesa crowd, who cheered loudly for their German Junior rider Kevin GALLAS (D – Husqvarna), giving him an extra push all the way to the podium. Indeed, Kevin GALLAS, who had already proven himself in Poland where he was on great form, confirmed his early season performance tonight at home; gaining the upper hand over his competitors, not only winning all 3 heats, but also finishing more than 20 points ahead of Kyle FLANAGAN (RSA – Yamaha) and Ignacio FERNANDEZ (E – Husqvarna), who tied for second place. The youngster dedicated this impressive home victory to his father, who recently passed away.
Suffice to say that the crowd were full of pride, especially as Kevin GALLAS also took the lead in the SEWC Junior standings.
ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING STAR TAKES RUNNER-UP FINISH AT SECOND STOP OF THE SUPERENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Bouncing back from a frustrating performance at the opening round of the 2018 SuperEnduro World Championship, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Colton Haaker has made a welcome return to the SuperEnduro podium with a strong runner-up result at round two of the series in Riesa, Germany.
Feeling more in tune with his racing, and mostly staying out of trouble during the night’s three races, Haaker consistently placed at the sharp end of the field. Grabbing the holeshot in race one, he immediately put on a charge. But shortly afterwards a small crash cost him the lead and dropped him back down the field. Regrouping, he worked his way back to finish a well-deserved second.
Rnd 2, SuperEnduro 2018 – Riesa, Germany
After a strong start to his championship campaign in Poland, where he claimed a runner-up result to Blazusiak, Cody Webb quickly got down to business in Germany. Stamping his authority on the Akrapovic SuperPole with the fastest lap time, he began his night in determined fashion.
Starting race one third, the American quickly worked his way around leaders Colton Haaker and Jonny Walker to claim the opening win of the night. With the start order reversed for race two always proving decisive, Webb cut his way through the field to place a hard-earned third. Going on to win the third and final race of the night, Cody ended round two on the top step of the podium and with it the took over the championship’s points lead.
Jonathan Barragán, Johnny Aubert and Cristian España are prepared to be the GasGas Rally Team riders in the 40th edition of the Dakar Rally, with Giovanni Sala as Rally Team Manager.
The Torrot Company has made it possible for GasGas to return to the toughest rally raid in the world, the 2018 Dakar, which will be racing through Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. After two years of absence, the GasGas Rally Team is ready to participate in the next edition of the rally with a competitive team including Jonathan Barragán, Johnny Aubert and Cristian España, and directed by the experienced Giovanni Sala, as Rally Team Manager.
After having competed four times in the prestigious endurance race -from 2012 to 2015-, GasGas returns to the Dakar with an ambitious project to face the greatest off-road challenge. Therefore, GasGas has chosen to provide their Dakar bikes with KTM engines, the best option that exists to dispute that race.
“It’s a question of pride to return to a historic brand such as GasGas to the world elite of motorcycling with its participation in a rally with the demands of the Dakar. This is the confirmation that we have managed to turn around the Company situation and position it again as a world leader in off-road motorcycling “, affirms the CEO of Torrot, Iván Contreras.” Our expectation this year is to race again in this type of competition to have greater aspirations in the near future” he added.
ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING’S SUPERENDURO ROOKIE FINISHES THIRD OVERALL AT 2018 SUPERENDURO OPENER
The opening round of the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship in Poland was one to savour for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Billy Bolt as the SuperEnduro rookie claimed a race win before going on to secure third overall in Krakow, Poland. Defending series champion, Colton Haaker endured a tough night to place sixth overall.
Despite having never previously raced indoors, Bolt immediately showed he had what it takes to challenge the world’s best by ending the 2018 SuperEnduro World Championship opener on the third step of the podium.