ACU’s British Extreme Enduro Championship 2022 season debuted with Round 1 Tong with more than 150 competitors including world hard enduro champion Billy Bolt. Heavy rain cold weather made it really hard for everyone but the enthusiasm kept us all warm enough to hang in.
This year’s Tong surprised us with a track update to the conventional one that we knew over the years. With the new format the track got longer with really nice bits but it kept signature sectors like the tricky waterfall.
PM race started 12:30 local time and the challenge continued for two and a half hours. Billy Bolt had a good start and started stretching his lead but early in the race he lost his front brake. He then had to ride cautiously and so Jack Price caught him around the halfway but he managed to bring the victory home.
1. Billy Bolt – 7 Laps – 2h30m06s
2. Jack Price – 7 Laps – +4m28s
3. Jonathan Richardson – 7 Laps – +6m53s