Round 4 of the World Enduro Super Series 2018 – the world’s toughest Hard Enduro Rallye: Red Bull Romaniacs 2018, Billy Bolt starts with prologue victory
Billy Bolt did not waste any time in establishing himself in the lead and had no intention of letting it go. He rolled over rocks and logs as if they didn’t exist. He got into his groove from the beginning and he maintained his rhythm. By the 6th lap, he had ridden out such a big advantage, that he was about to lap Mario Roman. Manuel Lettenbichler was hot on Bolt’s tail followed by Pol Tarres, Wade Young, Taddy Blazusiak and Jonny Walker until about halfway through. Mid-race, Lettenbichler and Blazusiak were battling it out and seemed a perfect match on performance and technique until they both got stuck – allowing Wade Young to sail by and secure his best position ever in a Red Bull Romaniacs prologue, a 2nd place. Lettenbichler and Blazusiak seemed to continue in a battle of their own, back and forthing, side by side to the finish line. At the end, Taddy managed to just inch far enough ahead to score the 3rd spot on the podium.
Red Bull Romaniacs, the toughest Hard-Enduro rallye on earth:
The Red Bull Romaniacs Extreme Enduro Rallye was created in 2004 by founder Martin Freinademetz. Over the past years it has evolved to the world`s toughest Hard Enduro Rallye. The Red Bull Romaniacs takes place every year and attracts competitors from about 50 countries. The race is spread over five days, the first being the inner-city prologue in front of thousands of enthusiastic fans. The four “Offroad race days” lead the competitors on some of the world`s most beautiful Enduro trails in the region around Sibiu, Romania (Southern Carpathian Mountains). The breathtaking wilderness, the Romanian hospitality and the unbelievable challenges make the 600km race an unforgettable, lifelong memory for all participants.
Results (Prologue) Gold Class:
World Enduro Super Series schedule for 2018
– round 1: Extreme XL Lagares (POR), 11. – 13. May
– round 2: Erzbergrodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble (AUT), 31. Mai – 3. June
– round 3: Trèfle Lozérien AMV (FRA), 8. – 10. June
– round 4: Red Bull Romaniacs (ROM), 24. – 28. July
– round 5: Red Bull 111 Megawatt (POL), 8. September
– round 6: Gotland Grand National (SWE), 26. – 27. October
– round 7: Red Bull Knock Out (NED), 10. November