As the penultimate round of the Borilli FIM EnduroGP World Championship kicks off tonight at the TERRA UNICA GP of Portugal, riders looking for success in the Akrapovic Super Test have just two more chances to shine under the Friday night lights at EnduroGP.
Continuing their long-running association with the Borilli FIM EnduroGP World Championship, for 2021 Akrapovic again directed their support to the Super Test, among other activations, with the naming of the Akrapovic Super Test. Encouraging fans stay up-to-date, an Akrapovic Super Test leader board has been displayed all season long on the home page of EnduroGP.com.
A much looked forward to opening act at each round of the EnduroGP championship, the Akrapovic Super Test regularly delivers some of the most hotly contested battles of any race weekend. With competitors going head-to-head, no rider wants to come out second best!
Boosted by trackside fan encouragement, each of the four rounds to date have all delivered something special. And with four different winners, the racing has been anything but predictable.
At the series opener in Portugal, it was Joe Wootton (Husqvarna) who topped the time sheets, while FIM Hard Enduro competitor Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) made a surprise appearance at round two in Italy to claim the top spot. A fiery performance from Lorenzo Macoritto (TM) in Estonia saw the Italian youngster deliver a stand-out performance to secure the win, while most recently in Sweden it was Will Ruprecht (TM) who got the job done.
However, while yet to claim a win, it’s Brad Freeman (Beta) who provisionally holds station at the top of the standings. The Brit has proved himself a model of consistency with a 2-2-4-2 scorecard and leads nearest rival Ruprecht by 10 points for the Akrapovic Super Test honours, with two rounds remaining.
But that could all change. With riders allowed to drop their worst score of the season, only the best five of their six results will count. With Ruprecht and Garcia holding second and third respectively, and with their Joker cards firmly in hand, Freeman’s consistency may prove his undoing if he’s unable to secure a win in either Portugal or France.
It’s still all to play for in these two final rounds, where this year’s Akrapovic Super Test Champion will walk away with €1,500 as the fastest rider of the season in France.
Ride onboard here with FIM EnduroGP Track Inspector Maurizio Micheluz as he takes us around a lap of the Akrapovic Super Test at the TERRA UNICA GP of Portugal.