August 14th – Fast Eddy X-treme Classic At H20 venue , Near Oswestry The X-treme Classic hard enduro is a new event organised by the Fast Eddy crew at the wonderful H2O venue in North Wales , it was a tester for what is hoped to be a round of the British Extreme championship in 2017 and it certainly is very worthy of full championship status .
This race would be Billy’s first event back after Romaniacs, H2O is a very varied hillside course and together with excellent weather gave some excellent action on the day . All riders had a preview lap followed by a hot lap for starting positions , unfortunately a crash and broken throttle slowed Billy on his qualifying lap but still managed a solid 4th . The main race would start at 12.00 noon with a 2.5 hour run time , Jonny Walker took the holeshot and Billy got away in 4th and managed to quickly pass Tom Sagar and Paul Bolton to reach 2nd . However another crash would drop him well down and he needed to visit the work area at the end of lap 1 to make some adjustments. Leaving the pits over 8 minutes down on Walker and just over 6 behind third place local man Sagar.
The next 2 hours would see Billy slowly find his rhythm and close the deficit on Sagar, in the final laps he would make the pass for a very hard earned third place finish. Billy Bolt ” That was a tough day at the office , I crashed heavy in qualification , i’m not sure what really happened but a ended up hurting my back and shoulder quite bad . So the main race was never going to be too easy for me , unfortunately during lap one I crashed even harder and more damage done !! so it was I case of just toughing the race out and trying to reach the finish which I was so glad to see. We stayed behind after the race to try and make some bike setting adjustments and we made some good progress , every event we learn something new and become better prepared for the future. ”
Results ; 1. Jonny Walker Red Bull Factory KTM 300 EXC 2. Paul Bolton Eurotek KTM 300 EXC 3. Billy Bolt Eurotek KTM 300 EXC Next Event: Rhyader 2 Day British Enduro Championship, August 27/28 https://www.facebook.com/billybolt57/