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Third final position for Will Hoare and sixth for Dominik Olszowy, who shone in the Superpole.

The SuperEnduro World Championship reached a fever pitch as the penultimate round of the 2024 season unfolded in Sofia, Bulgaria this past Saturday. Among the contenders, the Rieju Factory Team stood out with remarkable performances, marking a night of intense competition and thrilling outcomes.

Dominik Olszowy Shines in Superpole:

The excitement began with the Superpole session, where Rieju Factory Team rider Dominik Olszowy delivered a sensational performance. Setting the second-best time among the seven finalists, Olszowy showcased his skill and determination right from the start.

Challenges and Triumphs on the Track:

As the races unfolded, both Dominik Olszowy and his teammate Will Hoare faced their share of challenges and triumphs. In the first of the three finals, Olszowy encountered misfortune after a promising start, succumbing to a crash that pushed him down the standings to finish in eighth place. Meanwhile, Hoare, starting from the second row, steadily worked his way up the ranks to secure a commendable sixth-place finish.

Determined Efforts Lead to Podium Glory:

Undeterred by setbacks, the Rieju Factory Team riders approached the final race with unwavering determination. Despite a fall in the rocky terrain delaying Olszowy, both riders showcased a hard-fought performance, with Hoare ultimately crossing the finish line in an impressive second position, securing a well-deserved spot on the final podium of the Bulgarian GP. Olszowy, despite his efforts, finished in a respectable seventh place.

Provisional Standings and Looking Ahead:

With their stellar performances in Bulgaria, the Rieju Factory Team solidified their positions in the provisional overall standings of the SuperEnduro Championship. Will Hoare now sits in fourth place, while Dominik Olszowy is tied for sixth place with the fifth-placed rider, reflecting the team’s consistency and competitive edge.

The excitement doesn’t end here. The SuperEnduro World Championship concludes this coming weekend in Newcastle, UK, where the Rieju Factory Team is poised to give their all once again.

Words from Will Hoare:

Reflecting on the night’s events, Will Hoare expressed his satisfaction with his performance, despite facing challenges. “I’m very happy tonight because I led the second race for a few laps. Unfortunately, then I had a crash, and in the final race, I finished second. I feel more and more comfortable on my Rieju after every race. Now we will train for the SuperEnduro final in the UK.”

Race Details:

 

GP Bulgaria SuperEnduro Standings
Provisional Overall Standings SuperEnduro Championship
1st Billy Bolt (Husqvarna)1st Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) – 364 points
2nd Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM)2nd Jonny Walker (Beta) – 305 points
3rd Will Hoare (Rieju) 👊3rd Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) – 240 points
4th Jonny Walker (Beta)4th Will Hoare (Rieju) – 208 points
5th Mitchell Brightmore (GASGAS)5th Mitchell Brightmore (GASGAS) – 191 points
6th Dominik Olszowy (Rieju) 👊6th Dominik Olszowy (Rieju) – 191 points

 

RIEJU FIGURES

  • Spain’s oldest active manufacturer. A family business with 100%-owned capital.
  • It produces 20,000 vehicles/year in 38 different models.
  • It exports 90% of its production to more than 35 countries. Direct distribution in Spain, Italy, France and the United Kingdom.
  • A consolidated track record and experience in the sector, with more than 500,000 units manufactured.
  • Since 2006 it’s been the market leader in Spain and Europe with a 32% market share (in 50 cc).
  • Europe’s leading brand in low-capacity motorbikes with a gearbox.
  • A pioneer in the production of custom motorbikes since 2006.
  • Concerned about sustainability, it started producing electric motorbikes in 2010.
  • Gross income 2021: €48M.