For the first time in its history, the Maxxis FIM SuperEnduro World Championship headed to Budapest. The Papp Laszlo Budapest Arena offered up a wide and fast track for all the riders. However, the big hero of the night was William Hoare, who managed to take the Junior category title after signing off on an impressive 9th victory this season!
William Hoare (GB-HVA) has been superb throughout the 2019 season. The Brit has won 9 races out of 12 and has remained virtually unchallenged from the first gate drop back in Poland in early December. Arriving in Budapest, he had to score 18 points more than Tim APOLLE (DEU-KTM) to be Champion.
Despite stating that he would ride “carefully and steadily, without pushing for the title” he couldn’t resist putting himself in a position to win all 3 races in Hungary. An absolutely flawless performance in Race 1 saw him disappear ahead of Norbert Jozsa and Teodor Kabakchiev.
In Race 2 the young Brit won by 16.8 seconds over Leon HENTSCHEL (DEU-HVA) and Adrien Jacon. And in the final outing of the night, Dominik Olszowy and Tim Apolle joined an unstoppable Will Hoare on the podium. After his superb display, the 20-year-old from Yorkshire topped the podium and took his much-deserved title. Joining him on the overall podium were Tim Apolle and an ever-improving Enrico Rinaldi.
The last time a rider won the title a full round before the end of the season was in 2014, when Giacomo REDONDI took the Junior crown.
In the European Cup, Tom Knight finished 3rd in the first race behind Robert Scharl and Thomas Hostinsky. But in the second race, Knight went all out to take the overall win in front of Paul Bury and Thomas Hostinsky. Scharl is still leading the championship by 10 points over Knight, and 12 ahead of Hostinsky.