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Jonny Walker kick starts the Hixpania Hard Enduro with victory in Friday night´s prologue.

Packed to capacity, the spectators were treated to some close fought racing as Walker rode home for the win over Billy Bolt and Alfredo Gomez in the Aguilar de Campoo town square.

The super enduro style prologue in Hixpania saw Jonny taking the win in the 10 minutes plus two lap race.

“That was such a cool race,” told Walker. “The lap was really short so there was plenty of overtaking and action.

“I led off the start but Billy, Alfredo and Graham were right there and we banged bars for most of the race.

“It was a cool way to start off Hixpania and I´m looking forward to tomorrow.”

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The super enduro style track set up by the organisers delivered a good spectacle for the crowd that gathered in Aguilar de Campoo’s main square.

Spectators were treated to three finals with the Knight Pro super final capping the evening off.

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After a timed run to select the top 20 riders to take part in the superfinal, Billy Bolt and Eloi Salsench looked like the guys to beat taking first and second respectively.

Fast away Walker took the lead in the matrix zone immediately after the start and managed to hold off Bolt´s continuous attacks throughout the intense race.

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Alfredo Gomez had to fight his way through the pack and after putting some solid laps, he claimed the final spot on the podium.

For Saturday, riders will tackle the Campoo Xtreme, an approximately 40-kilometre loop around the lake ridden three times.

The loop will increase with difficulty per lap. A total of 60 riders qualify through to the main event.

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With riders completing the prologue lap in about 25 seconds, and over 25 laps completed in the main race, keeping track on the final standings proved tough.

Once the final results come in, we´ll update this post.

 

 igor aguada 2017

Igor Aguada
Staff Writer