KTM Enduro Factory Team rider Taddy Blazusiak made the perfect start to his 2012 FIM SuperEnduro campaign as the recently crowned AMA Endurocross champion dominated round one of the former Indoor Enduro World Championship series held inside the Genoa Palasport Fiera stadium in Italy. With Blazusiak claiming victory in all three finals he now comfortably leads the championship with 60-points to his credit.
Having wrapped up the AMA Endurocross series just one week earlier in Las Vegas, Taddy arrived in Genoa as the pre-race favourite and immediately made his intentions known by recording the fastest lap in timed practice. With the top 11 riders in the series already guaranteed a place in the finals, the qualifying heats simply determined start positions for the main events. Crashing in the first corner of his heat race Taddy remounted in last position but quickly set about slicing his way through the field to take a hard fought victory.
Knowing a good start would be crucial in securing winning results, Blazusiak was first out of the starting gates in each of the three SuperEnduro finals. With a clear track ahead of him Blazusiak charged hard to lay down his fastest laps of the night in the early stages of all three finals, while opening up commanding leads. Controlling the races from the front, Taddy ended his night as the clear and deserved winner of the opening round of the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, taking with it the maximum possible 60 points. With the series now heading to his home country of Poland in two weeks time all eyes will again be focused on the KTM rider to see if he can keep his winning streak alive.
Round two of the FIM Super Enduro World Championship takes place in Lodz, Poland, on December 10th.
Taddy: ‘It’s been an amazing start to my championship – winning each of the SuperEnduro finals has been the best possible way that I could start the series. Tonight my starts were perfect and I think that helped make my results possible. Getting out front straight away I was able to control my own race, avoid any trouble, and just ride comfortably. By winning all three races I couldn’t have asked for any more and now with my home race in Poland in a couple of weeks time it gives me a lot of motivation to continue working hard for another good result.’
Results – 2012 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, Round 1
SuperEnduro Final 1
1. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM Enduro Factory Team) 08:29.230; 2. Cristobal Guerrero (KTM); 3. Jonny Walker (KTM); 4. Xavier Galindo (Husaberg); 5. Cody Webb (Beta); 6. Joakim Ljunggren (Husaberg); 7. Rodrig Thain (Honda); 8. Ivan Cervantes (Gas Gas); 9. Dani Gibert (Husaberg); 10. Alex Salvini (Husqvarna)…
SuperEnduro Final 2
1. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM Enduro Factory Team) 08:36.649; 2. Alex Salvini (Husqvarna); 3. Joakim Ljunggren (Husaberg); 4. Alfredo Gomez (Husaberg); 5. Jonny Walker (KTM); 6. Cristobal Guerrero (KTM); 7. Xavier Galindo (Husaberg); 8. Ivan Cervantes (Gas Gas); 9. Cody Webb (Beta); 10. Dani Gibert (Husaberg)…
SuperEnduro Final 3
1. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM Enduro Factory team) 08:32.613; 2. Joakim Ljunggren (Husaberg); 3. Xavier Galindo (Husaberg); 4. Cody Webb (Beta); 5. Alfredo Gomez (Husaberg); 6. Jonny Walker (KTM); 7. Cristobal Guerrero (KTM); 8. Ivan Cervantes (Gas Gas); 9. Dani Gibert (Husaberg); 10. Alex Salvini (Husqvarna)…