Following winning performances from Billy Bolt and Graham Jarvis at the opening two rounds of the World Enduro Super Series in Portugal and Austria, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing squad of Bolt, Jarvis and teammate Colton Haaker are all-set to contest the round three of the 2018 series – Le Trèfle Lozérien AMV in Mende, France.
Securing an impressive fourth Erzbergrodeo career victory less than a week ago, Graham Jarvis is looking forward to a very different challenge in France. Hoping to make full use of his vast experience, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider is eyeing a good overall result at the event.
Victor at the opening round of the season, Billy Bolt is eager to show his improved speed in the French timed specials. Getting a first taste of world-class enduro competition by successfully finishing the GP of Greece in 2017, the young Brit is looking ahead to the long weekend of racing in France.
Topping the Iron Road Prologue at the 2018 Erzbergrodeo, Colton Haaker is set to go head-to-head with some of the world’s best Classic Enduro specialists. Looking forward to the challenge, the American will also look to climb higher in the provisional WESS points standings.
Taking place on June 8/10, in Mende, France Le Trèfle Lozérien AMV is France’s most prestigious Classic Enduro event. Following a traditional enduro format, each of the 200-kilometre long days is broken down into liaison and timed special stages in a mixture of open grass fields and forestry tracks. Tallying up the times from the special stages and the liaison penalties determines the final results.
Andreas Hölzl – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Manager: “We couldn’t have asked for a better start to our WESS season. Enjoying two victories at the first two rounds, we want our riders to keep their positive momentum going into the 2018 Trèfle Lozérien. There’s a great atmosphere within the team at the moment and I believe this is an extra booster for our riders to perform well. As a classic enduro event, the Trèfle Lozérien is going to be a different experience but we are more than ready for it. Billy, Graham and Colton have worked hard to prepare for it and now it’s time to show what they’re capable of. The Trèfle Lozérien is a historic event and we’re more than happy to see our riders line-up at the start this year. Set to battle for the best possible results here in France, our riders will also look to climb even higher in the WESS standings.”
Championship Standings – 2018 World Enduro Super Series (After Round 2 of 8)
1. Jonny Walker (KTM) 1700 points
2. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna) 1610
3. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 1610
4. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) 1540
5. Wade Young (Sherco) 1220
6. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM) 1180
13. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 620
Calendar – 2018 World Enduro Super Series
Round 1 – 11/13 May: Extreme XL Lagares (Portugal)
Round 2 – 31 May/3 June: Erzbergrodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble (Austria)
Round 3 – 8/10 June: Trèfle Lozérien AMV (France)
Round 4 – 24/28 July: Red Bull Romaniacs (Romania)
Round 5 – 8/9 September: Red Bull 111 Megawatt (Poland)
Round 6 – 22/23 September: Hawkstone Park (Great Britain)
Round 7 – 26/27 October: Gotland Grand National (Sweden)
Round 8 – 10 November: Red Bull Knock Out (The Netherlands)