A WIN FULL OF EMOTION
The 2nd round of the 2018 SuperEnduro season was a real success with the Riesa crowd, who cheered loudly for their German Junior rider Kevin GALLAS (D – Husqvarna), giving him an extra push all the way to the podium. Indeed, Kevin GALLAS, who had already proven himself in Poland where he was on great form, confirmed his early season performance tonight at home; gaining the upper hand over his competitors, not only winning all 3 heats, but also finishing more than 20 points ahead of Kyle FLANAGAN (RSA – Yamaha) and Ignacio FERNANDEZ (E – Husqvarna), who tied for second place. The youngster dedicated this impressive home victory to his father, who recently passed away.
Suffice to say that the crowd were full of pride, especially as Kevin GALLAS also took the lead in the SEWC Junior standings.
ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING STAR TAKES RUNNER-UP FINISH AT SECOND STOP OF THE SUPERENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Bouncing back from a frustrating performance at the opening round of the 2018 SuperEnduro World Championship, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Colton Haaker has made a welcome return to the SuperEnduro podium with a strong runner-up result at round two of the series in Riesa, Germany.
Feeling more in tune with his racing, and mostly staying out of trouble during the night’s three races, Haaker consistently placed at the sharp end of the field. Grabbing the holeshot in race one, he immediately put on a charge. But shortly afterwards a small crash cost him the lead and dropped him back down the field. Regrouping, he worked his way back to finish a well-deserved second.
Rnd 2, SuperEnduro 2018 – Riesa, Germany
After a strong start to his championship campaign in Poland, where he claimed a runner-up result to Blazusiak, Cody Webb quickly got down to business in Germany. Stamping his authority on the Akrapovic SuperPole with the fastest lap time, he began his night in determined fashion.
Starting race one third, the American quickly worked his way around leaders Colton Haaker and Jonny Walker to claim the opening win of the night. With the start order reversed for race two always proving decisive, Webb cut his way through the field to place a hard-earned third. Going on to win the third and final race of the night, Cody ended round two on the top step of the podium and with it the took over the championship’s points lead.
ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING’S SUPERENDURO ROOKIE FINISHES THIRD OVERALL AT 2018 SUPERENDURO OPENER
The opening round of the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship in Poland was one to savour for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Billy Bolt as the SuperEnduro rookie claimed a race win before going on to secure third overall in Krakow, Poland. Defending series champion, Colton Haaker endured a tough night to place sixth overall.
Despite having never previously raced indoors, Bolt immediately showed he had what it takes to challenge the world’s best by ending the 2018 SuperEnduro World Championship opener on the third step of the podium.
Announcing the SuperEnduro series opener as his return from retirement, Blazusiak hammered home a 2-2-2 scorecard in front of his home crowd to end the night as the overall winner.
With near-perfect starts, Blazusiak initially took the lead in each of the night’s three races. Due to a lack of competitive time on the bike, Taddy slowed towards the end of the motos. But by holding on for second, his trio of runner-up positions were enough to secure the top step of the overall podium.
The new season of SuperEnduro started in style… it was an overwhelming reception in the Tauron Arena for the opening round of the 2018 season of the Maxxis FIM SuperEnduro World Championship. The 12,000 Polish spectators were thrilled by the exploits of the 75 riders entered from 22 nations, which is a record in the short SuperEnduro history. And of course all eyes were on local rider Taddy BLAZUSIAK (PL – KTM) who has already achieved his amazing comeback.
From the SuperPole “powered by Akrapovic”, the Factory KTM rider proved that he has kept his speed by setting a remarkable time while Alfredo Gomez (E – Husqvarna) and the promising youngster Billy BOLT (GB – Husqvarna) were caught out by the tricky track. And while he had only achieved the 7th lap time, defending champion Colton HAAKER (USA – Husqvarna) won the Super Pole and scored his first three points of the season.