Hell’s Gate – Morning Qualifier
Jonny Walker takes an early lead in Hell’s Gate with victory in the morning qualifier.
Determined to gain a mental edge over his closest rivals leading into tonight’s main event, Walker did exactly that by topping the time card enduro around il Ciocco in Italy.
After a 7am start, Walker won the first two special tests and opened up a comfortable lead. But Graham Jarvis fought back to win the final to special tests and reduced the gap to the KTM rider.
However, it wasn’t enough and Walker topped the standings with a 16-second advantage over Jarvis.
Proving to be in a class of their own, Walker and Jarvis finished over 40 seconds clear of Beta’s Cody Webb.
Top Italian, Nicoletti placed just two seconds behind Webb in fourth while Andreas Lettenbichler completed the top five.
With the top 30 riders now qualified into the Hell’s Gate final, the main event kicks off at 15.30hrs local time…
Results – Hell’s Gate Morning
1. Jonny Walker (KTM); 2. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna); 3. Cody Webb (Beta); 4. D Nicoletti (Suzuki); 5. Andreas Lettenbichler (KTM); 6. Ben Hemingway (Beta)…