A serious leg injury sustained at the end of 2018 meant Billy Bolt (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) was forced to sit out last year’s SuperEnduro World Championship, although the tough twenty-three-year-old battled back in emphatic style in 2020 to take the title.
The championship runner-up in 2018 in his rookie season, the former youth Trial star was devastated to pick up the injury – a broken left fibula – but despite nerve damage to his foot resulting from the break he was back in action last year and focused on returning to full fitness in time for the 2020 SuperEnduro series.
Kicking off in Krakow in December 2019, Bolt came out firing on all cylinders in what was just his sixth-ever SuperEnduro World Championship event and gave his confidence a huge boost by defeating off-road legend Tadeusz Blazusiak (Red Bull KTM) in his own backyard.
Following the Christmas holidays, the championship resumed in early January in Riesa in Germany and Bolt was beaten back to fourth by Blazusiak, Spain’s Alfredo Gomez (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) and fellow British rider Jonny Walker (Red Bull KTM), however you cannot keep a good man down for long.
Round three in La Coruña in Spain two weeks later saw Bolt bounce back to the top with Blazusiak second to set up a thrilling showdown at the fourth and final round at the beginning of February in Budapest. It was Walker who won in the Hungarian capital from Blazusiak, but Bolt’s third-placed finish – and his record of seven wins from twelve starts – was good enough for the championship.
FIM SuperEnduro World Champion: 2020
World Enduro Super Series Champion: 2018