Coming into the season finale in the Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao, there were three riders all mathematically capable of becoming Maxxis FIM World SuperEnduro Champion. The show lived up to all expectations, and rewarded fans with thrilling drama from start to finish.
And whilst the Prestige category offered us a superb grand finale, the European Cup and the Junior class also provided plenty of action to really top off this Euskadi GP.
California’s Colton HAAKER (USA-Husqvarna) took the 3rd World Champion title of his career, although the factory Husqvarna rider had to wait for the last race until he could grab the title which he felt belonged to him.
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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cody Webb has won the dramatic final round of the 2019 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship in Bilbao, Spain. Teammate Taddy Blazusiak claimed third overall, just two points behind the runner-up.
On a tight and extremely technical track in the Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao, defending SuperEnduro Champion Cody Webb put in a superb performance to take the overall event win. Coming into the fifth and final round trailing the championship leader by 12 points, the American rider knew he would have to pull out all the stops in order to clinch the 2019 title.
Cody got his night off to the perfect start by posting the fastest time in the Superpole qualification lap, earning himself first gate pick and three valuable championship points in the process. With the first final restarted following a problem with the track, which caused the initial running to be red flagged, Cody tamed the tight, log-strewn course to claim his first win of the night.
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The only 21-year-old Krystof Kouble from the Czech Republic won the first day at the start of the European Enduro Championship in Gois, Portugal.
From the first stage on, the KTM rider took the lead and extended this lead to 22 seconds until the end. After a slip-up in the enduro test his lead had shrunk a little, but overall all participants had to struggle more with the weather conditions than with the competition. Heavy rain and hailstorms had made the track muddy and slippery and had led the organizers to some detours.
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After an injury-curtailed 2018, Spain’s Alfredo Gomez returns to the World Enduro Super Series this year hungry to make his mark. Expected to be a title challenger last season, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider was dealt a crushing blow in pre-season training when he seriously injured his knee.
Severing all ligaments in his left knee, so serious was the injury that Spain’s top Hard Enduro rider came very close to losing his leg completely. Following extensive surgery and intensive physiotherapy, Gomez was able to return to world-level Enduro competition.
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