KTM Racing Press Release:
Red Bull KTM Factory rider Taddy Blazusiak took a dominating win at the opening round of the FIM SuperEnduro Championship Series held at Ergo Arena. RPM/KTM rider Cody Webb took 3rd overall in his first race aboard a KTM while FMF KTM Factory Racing Team rider Taylor Robert finished 6th overall.
The race started with the top 8 from qualifying turning a hot lap during the super pole sprints to see who would get top gate pick for the first main event. Red Bull KTM Factory rider Jonny Walker topped the board followed by fellow KTM riders Blazusiak and David Knight. Webb and Robert were 4th and 5th fastest.
In the first main event, Blazusiak and Walker crashed in the first corner and had to start at the back of the pack. In a remarkable charge, Blazusiak was able to move through the crowd and into the lead by the end of the 6 minute plus one lap race. He took the win over Knight, Webb and Robert.
In the second main event, Blazusiak, Webb and Robert all had to start in reverse order from the first race, and therefore, had worse starts coming around the first lap in 9th, 10th and 12th respectively. Blazusiak made up the most ground and was in 3rd by the next lap while Webb had climbed to 7th. Another two laps and Blazusiak was already challenging for the lead. He passed for 1st through the water section and went on to pull a lead over 20 seconds before crossing the line to secure the second win of the night. Webb and Robert both suffered crashes as they tried to get through the lappers and finished 7th and 8th in race two.
In the final main event, Blazusiak pulled the hole-shot and led the entire race. His three race wins ended a perfect night for him and secured him the points lead heading to the next event. Webb had a decent final race and pressured for 3rd place at the end but settled for 4th while Robert finished 7th.
After the race, Webb commented, “The track conditions was very different and I struggled and had some simple crashes which just hurt my overall results. To come out with a 3rd place result is actually pleasing after the day I had so I am happy to be on the podium.”
Next Event: January 3, 2015 – Germany
Overall Results (top 8 of 16)
1. Taddy Blazusiak – KTM
2. David Knight – KTM
3. Cody Webb – KTM
4. Jonny Walker – KTM
5. Alfredo Gomez
6. Taylor Robert – KTM
7. Mario Roman – KTM
8. Dani Gibert