The opening round of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship was a memorable one for Airohriders, with four riders in the first five positions.
In the end, the 2021 Extreme XL Lagares became a no-points scoring race in the Hard Enduro World Championship due to Covid restrictions that changes to the original event schedule.
Billy Bolt: “It’s been an eventful start to the season, but to get a win here in Portugal is still a good feeling. I felt ready for the original format of Extreme XL Lagares - I’d put in the ground work and wanted a good result. But after the news late on Thursday that the format was changing, I just wanted to make the best of the situation we were all in. Anytime you get on track you want to be the fastest and I managed that almost all weekend. I topped the Saturday qualification and got two wins from three starts today. Overall, I’m feeling good on the bike and looking forward to getting this championship started properly now.”
Graham Jarvis: “I think I surprised myself and a few others with third overall today - not bad for an old guy! To be honest I wasn’t expecting too much with the change to Endurocross only but wanted to test my fitness during those long races. My winter prep seems to be good and I felt strong all day. I’d love to have got into the mountains here, but it is what it is - hats off to the organisers for making something happen.”
Hard Enduro 2021, Round 1- Extreme XL Lagares (Portugal)
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna)
3. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna)
4. Wade Young (Sherco)
5. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna)
8. Mario Roman (Sherco)
credits: husqvarna-motorcycle.com & Sherco Racing
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