The new season of SuperEnduro started in style – it was an overwhelming reception in the Tauron Arena for the opening round of the 2018 season of the Maxxis FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, and in this context the first round of the FIM Europe SuperEnduro Cup started, too, in front of 12,000 Polish spectators who were thrilled by the exploits of the 75 riders entered from 22 nations.
With a win in both heats in the evening, German Tim Apolle is in the lead of the Cup.
The first heat was not so difficult for the Husqvarna rider, because he won the qualification, which gave him the chance to be the first rider to choose the place at the starting-gate. And he did a good start, took the lead after three corners and continued without riding mistakes, winning the first race.
“I was lucky this time, let’s see what will happen in next heat“, stated Apolle after winning Race-1. In Race-2 the riders took the start in reversed order, which means that Apolle had to start from the second line of the starting-grid.
When he reached the first corner he was behind several rider, who blocked the big tyre-obstacle. The only chance for the riders behind was to ride around, which Apolle did. Half a lap later he was on the way forward: in fourth position for two laps, he finally reached the first position, while his rivals were stuck in the long, wooden matrix. Riding again without mistakes, Apolle snatched the second victory.
After the first round, the second position in the series behind Apolle is for Andris Grinfelds from Latvia, ahead of of Polish Mariusz Stefaniak, both on KTM.
Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/481