San Diego/Denver – Tim Apolle has been back on tour in America for six weeks now, and after starting in some extreme outdoor races (Tageblatt/MZ report), the man from Bilroda is now active under the hall roof.
“In San Diego I prepared for the American Super Endurocross Championship, where all the World Championship riders participate, so this series is stronger than the World Championship because the level of American riders is already very high.” The 26-year-old reports. Appellee was originally launched in Salt Lake City, Utah. “The track there suited me. It was relatively small, technically speaking, but not too complicated,” says a member of the Bundeswehr competitive sports team. He was satisfied with seventh, fourth and ninth places in the races and seventh place on the day.
Things were a little rough for him in the races at Redmond/Oregon. “On the way there we detoured through Idaho, where I lived and trained with Colton Hacker, a former world champion.” Tim Appelle says it might be a bit much. “Only 13th, seventh and ninth positions came out at Redmond” as starts were not so good for him and overtaking on the track was difficult. In the overall standings, the Bilroda native is currently in tenth place, having finished eighth ahead of next weekend’s third event of the series in Denver. “My goal of finishing in the top five is still within reach,” Apol said. He is confident and very much looking forward to the races in the state capital of Colorado.
This was followed by a three-week break from competition in the US series. “Maybe this time I’ll fly to Germany because my visa needs to be extended,” Tim Apol looks ahead.
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