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Red Bull Megawatt

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The fourth edition of the Red Bull 111 Megawatt is in full swing with Jonny Walker provisionally topping the time sheets for Saturday’s qualification.

A firm lover of the soft sands of the Megawatt coal mine, Walker made his winning intentions known early by clocking in the fastest times to take pole position for Sunday’s main race.

Ending his day quickest over the 1200 riders entered, Walker is hoping to make it a hat trick of wins come Sunday evening.

“It was good fun out there,” told Walker. “I always enjoy this place, the motocross test is wide open flat out stuff. A real blast to ride.

“It’s great to have the fastest time, but the front row start is most important. Tomorrow will be tough, it was a real dog fight last year. It would be cool to take a hat trick of wins here.”

Just four seconds behind Walker, Wade Young means business too. Back up to speed following his Romaniacs crash, The Sherco rider is clearly on pace in Poland.

“I feel good now,” said Young. “I’m back to 100 per cent, physically, just a little race rusty. But I think I’ll be ok for Sunday.”


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Chile’s Ben Herrera was one rider not feeling the effects of last week’s ISDE having hung around to race Megawatt and with it set the third fastest time. 

Herrera looked comfortable in the sand and is keen for what tomorrow will bring.

“It’s my first time here and even though I’ve just raced the ISDE I’m feeling ok,” confirmed Herrera.

“We ride a lot in the sand at home so I feel comfortable with it.”


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Making his Megawatt debut, Billy Bolt has got his sand riding dialled in with fourth fastest.

“That was a bit of fun," said Bolt. “The cross test was fastest and loose. I’m getting used to riding at that pace. I’m keen for tomorrow, just going to see how lap one pans out then take it from there.”

Completing the provisional top five was Manuel Lettenbichler with Mario Roman right behind in sixth.

Sunday’s main race gets underway at 13.11.

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