The penultimate round of the Hard Enduro World Championship was held in Hixpania (Spain). This was an important race before entering the final in Germany.
A home round for Alfredo Gomez was added motivation for the Spaniard, while Billy Bolt was fully focused on building his championship points lead.
In an intense and very slow technical race, Mario Roman did well, however he lost some time at the start of the race, he managed to increase his pace and rode well enough to climb back up to fourth position at the finish.
For his part, Wade Young, despite leading at the start, was quickly overtaken and was not able to keep up with the pace imposed by the leaders, he was able to manage a fifth-place finish.
Alfredo Gomez: “I’m so happy to take the win here in Hixpania. It’s definitely been a tough race, but it feels so good to do it in front of the Spanish fans. On days one and two I definitely took things a little easier as I have struggled with my fitness this year a little and haven’t been able to train as much as I wanted in the pre-season. I saved some energy for today and it has certainly paid off. I wasn’t sure how things would go, but after I took the lead on lap one, I had to hold on to the finish. I knew that with this race, and possibly GetzenRodeo, being held in tough, wet conditions they should suit me, and I think I proved that today.”
Billy Bolt: “It’s been a good weekend for me. I was happy to go fastest on the first two days and that put me in a good position for today. I struggled a lot on the first two laps to be honest, I found it hard to find my rhythm and ended up making too many mistakes, losing energy and time. At the refuelling I was able to make a few adjustments to the bike and then the second half of the race went much better, and I was able to push like I wanted to. I made a bit of a gap on Mani and even started to claw back some time on Alfredo ahead, but it was too little, too late and so I had to settle for second – full credit to Alfredo today, he was in a different league. I’ve got a three-point lead going into GetzenRodeo now, I kind of wish it was four, but it puts us in a good position for the title, but my plan as always is just go there and give it my best.”
Hard Enduro 2021, Round 6 - Hixpania (Spain)
1. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna)
2. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna)
4. Mario Roman (Sherco)
5. Wade Young (Sherco)
10. Sonny Goggia (GasGas)
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