Delivering yet another showstopping performance, Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Billy Bolt has successfully defended his FIM SuperEnduro World Championship crown thanks to a victorious result at the penultimate round of the season in Germany. Winning all three races, plus SuperPole qualification, he simply dominated the proceedings from start to finish. Rising to the fore in Riesa, teammate Colton Haaker made it a Husqvarna 1-2 on the night’s overall podium. Claiming three seconds place finishes, Haaker also moves to second overall in the championship chase.

As winner of all three rounds of the 2022 season to date, Bolt arrived at the penultimate stop in Germany with a healthy 50-point lead in the championship and with the potential to wrap up the title one round early.

Quick to get going, the Brit set a blisteringly fast time in SuperPole to top the qualification by almost one-and-a-half seconds from Haaker. From the drop of the gate in race one, Bolt led the way on his FE 350. Gaining time on the highly technical rock climb, he pulled further and further from his rivals to win by 23 seconds.

Unfazed by the reversed start order for race two, Billy calmly set about his business. Ending lap one in seventh, he then moved his way into the top-four. Up to second, Bolt then found a way past Haaker with two laps to go to take the lead and ultimately the race win.

Knowing a win in race three could seal the world title, Billy set about doing exactly that. Quickly out front, he led all but one of the nine laps. A small mistake midway allowed those behind to close up, but with composure resumed, Bolt raced ahead to win the race and with it successfully defend his SuperEnduro crown.

For Haaker, the penultimate round of the series saw the American deliver his best result of the season to date. Up for the challenge, he hit the ground running in Riesa, taking second in SuperPole.

Enjoying the course, Colton put in a confident ride in race one, moving into second on lap two and holding it for the remainder of the race. Race two saw him lead the majority of proceedings. Holding station out front, he fought hard to keep teammate Bolt at bay. But with two laps to go Billy found a way through and Colton had to settle for second.

In the third and final race, Colton sat in third, but with his eyes focused on second place. Pushing for all his worth, he made a pass stick to take the position on the final lap and with it secure the runner-up place on the overall podium. With his strong performance, Colton now moves into second overall in the championship with just one round remaining in Riesa tomorrow night.

The 2022 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship concludes with round five in Riesa, Germany on March 20.

Billy Bolt: “I’m lost for words. I didn’t get to have this winning moment the first time around, so it’s brilliant to have it here in Germany tonight. It makes it feel that much more real, you know. I knew it was possible to win the title one round early here in Germany, but I was trying not to think about that. I just wanted to enjoy my riding and see what would happen. I felt good on the track and didn’t push past where I felt my limits were. To be a two-time SuperEnduro World Champion is incredible, but it’s very much a team effort too within Husqvarna, my family, and friends. We’ve one more race tomorrow, so we can’t celebrate too much tonight!”

Colton Haaker: “It’s been the best round of the season so far going 2-2-2 for second overall. Second in points now with one round to go, which is cool. But I’m finding it a bit tough to be honest. I’m fighting arm pump a lot and after about three laps I’m almost in survival mode. I feel like there’s more to give. I’m trying to stay positive and work to be better. Tomorrow is the last round so I want to give it my best shot and end it on a high.”

Results – FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, Round 4

Prestige Event Classification
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 63pts, 2. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 53pts; 3. Jonny Walker (Beta) 45pts…

Prestige Race 1
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 9 laps, 7:26.921; 2. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 9 laps, 7:49.865; 3. Jonny Walker (Beta) 9 laps, 8:12.759…

Prestige Race 2
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 9 laps, 7:28.730; 2. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 9 laps, 7:37.937; 3. Jonny Walker (Beta) 7:51.120…

Prestige Race 3
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 9 laps, 7:38.575; 2. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 9 laps, 7:45.317; 3. Jonny Walker (Beta) 9 laps, 7:46.502…

Championship Standings (After round 4)
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 249pts; 2. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 181pts; 3. Jonny Walker (Beta) 181pts…



Putting what was a frustrating night of racing at the opening round of the 2022 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship in Poland behind him, GASGAS Factory Racing’s Taddy Blazusiak turned on the old magic tonight at round two, claiming a solid runner-up result inside the Papp Laszlo Sportarena in Budapest! Also earning his first heat race win of the series, Taddy’s hard work and consistency helped him jump up to third in the championship standings, just one point behind second-placed Colton Haaker.

Blazusiak places second overall at SuperEnduro round two
Polish ace makes perfect start to night’s racing with heat one win
Solid Hungarian result lifts Taddy to third in SuperEnduro standings

Showing determination, precision, and no shortage of commitment during the opening heat race in Budapest – the very same traits that have helped him claim countless SuperEnduro race wins over the years – Taddy unquestionably proved that his off night at round one on Poland was exactly that, nothing more than an off night. With his GASGAS EC 350F powering him away from the start, Taddy hit the front and held the lead for several laps before arm pump forced him to release his grip on the top spot. But it didn’t last long! With Billy Bolt making a mistake, Taddy pounced, re-took the lead and held on for a deserved race win.

Race two was another good one for Taddy, riding well throughout and finishing just under four seconds behind winner Bolt. In doing so he headed into the night’s third and final heat tied on points for the overall event win with the Brit.

Frustratingly, an overall win wasn’t to be for Taddy. Tucking his front wheel in the first turn meant he had to play catch-up, battling his way from the back of the pack to an eventual fourth-place result. Despite not being able to challenge for the win, Taddy did enough to finish second overall and jump to third in the series standings.

Taddy Blazusiak: “I’m really happy with how things have gone tonight. 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.”

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

Photo: Future7Media – GasGas Motorcycles



Billy Bolt has taken the win at round two of the 2022 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, held in Hungary. The Husqvarna Factory Racing rider qualified fastest before claiming SuperPole and two race wins from three on his FE 350. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Colton Haaker enjoyed a solid night in Budapest, ultimately finishing a close fourth overall.

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, Billy 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, and with time running out it ultimately lead to Bolt settling for second.

Eager to make amends in race two, Billy 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.

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. The result increases Bolt’s lead in the championship standings to an impressive 35 points with three rounds left to race.

Travelling across to Europe to contest SuperEnduro round two, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Colton Haaker enjoyed a strong performance on the tight and technical Hungarian track to secure a strong fourth overall.

Haaker opened the evening in style, placing second to teammate Bolt on the SuperPole hot lap. Fighting his way through the mayhem of races one and two, Colton placed fourth in both to put himself in a good position going into the third heat. Keen to finish the night on a high, Colton claimed the holeshot in race three and after being passed by his teammate was able to hold on to second, ultimately finishing as runner-up. Completing the evening on 45 points, the three-time world champion narrowly missed out on the event podium by just one point. After two rounds, Colton lies second overall in the prestige class standings.

Billy Bolt: “It was a super difficult night, but I’m pleased to come away with another win and extend my lead in the championship. 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.”

Colton Haaker: “It’s really good to be here in Budapest racing SuperEnduro. I haven’t been able to get in much riding since the last event, but I’m happy with how I rode today going 4-4-2 on a tough track like this. It took me a little while to relax and get up to speed, but I gave it my all and had fun out there. From not being certain if I’d get here to race, to missing out on the podium by just one point, it’s been a good weekend and I’m looking forward to the next one.”

Results – SuperEnduro, Rnd2 Hungary

Overall Event Classification

1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 60 pts; 2. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 50 pts; 3. Jonny Walker (Beta) 46 pts; 4. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 45 pts…

Prestige Race 1

1. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 10 laps, 6:56.233; 2. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 7:03.984; 3. Jonny Walker (Beta) 7:05.532; 4. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 7:38.243…

Prestige Race 2

1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 10 laps, 6:48.249; 2. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 6:51.995; 3. Jonny Walker (Beta) 6:52.130; 4. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 7:28.168…

Prestige Race 3

1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 10 laps, 6:48.474; 2. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 6:58.673; 3. Jonny Walker (Beta) 7:04.079; 4. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 7:04.456…

Championship Standings (After Round 2 of 5)

1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 123 pts; 2. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 88 pts; 3. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 87 pts; 4. Jonny Walker (Beta) 87 pts…

Photo: Future7Media – Husqvarna Motorcycles


Due to the uncertainties and new restrictions related to the ongoing Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic the FIM, the championship promoter ABC Communication, the Israeli Motorcycling Federation (IMSF) and the local promoter have to announce the postponement of the round initially scheduled to take place at Pais Arena in Jerusalem on 20 January.

The event will now take place on 03 March.

Revised calendar:
4 December 2021* Lodz/Atlas Arena Poland PZM
5 February 2022 Budapest/Papp Laszlo SportArena Hungary MAMS
03 March Jerusalem/Pais Arena Israel IMSF (no Junior)
19 March 2022 Riesa/Sachsen Arena Germany DMSB
20 March 2022 Riesa/Sachsen Arena Germany DMSB

* Already run

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Photo: FIM SuperEnduro in Lodz 2021 © ABC Communication/Good-Shoot

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