Putting what was a frustrating night of racing at the opening round of the 2022 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship in Poland behind him, GASGAS Factory Racing’s Taddy Blazusiak turned on the old magic tonight at round two, claiming a solid runner-up result inside the Papp Laszlo Sportarena in Budapest! Also earning his first heat race win of the series, Taddy’s hard work and consistency helped him jump up to third in the championship standings, just one point behind second-placed Colton Haaker.

Blazusiak places second overall at SuperEnduro round two
Polish ace makes perfect start to night’s racing with heat one win
Solid Hungarian result lifts Taddy to third in SuperEnduro standings

Showing determination, precision, and no shortage of commitment during the opening heat race in Budapest – the very same traits that have helped him claim countless SuperEnduro race wins over the years – Taddy unquestionably proved that his off night at round one on Poland was exactly that, nothing more than an off night. With his GASGAS EC 350F powering him away from the start, Taddy hit the front and held the lead for several laps before arm pump forced him to release his grip on the top spot. But it didn’t last long! With Billy Bolt making a mistake, Taddy pounced, re-took the lead and held on for a deserved race win.

Race two was another good one for Taddy, riding well throughout and finishing just under four seconds behind winner Bolt. In doing so he headed into the night’s third and final heat tied on points for the overall event win with the Brit.

Frustratingly, an overall win wasn’t to be for Taddy. Tucking his front wheel in the first turn meant he had to play catch-up, battling his way from the back of the pack to an eventual fourth-place result. Despite not being able to challenge for the win, Taddy did enough to finish second overall and jump to third in the series standings.

Taddy Blazusiak: “I’m really happy with how things have gone tonight. It’s great to be back up there battling at the front. The first heat went well, I hit my lines, didn’t make too many mistakes, so it was good. I did get some arm pump, which meant I had to let Billy go about halfway through the first moto. But he made a mistake and I was able to get him back for the win. I felt like I had good speed and could race with Billy. In the final heat I went all-in but tucked the front in the first corner. That was frustrating, but overall, compared to the luck I had in Poland at round one, it’s been a great night. My bike was great, my fitness was where it needs to be, and my speed was good also.”

FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, Round 2, Hungary

Event Classification
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 60 points
2. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 50
3. Jonny Walker (Beta) 46

Prestige Race 1
1. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS)
2. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna)
3. Jonny Walker (Beta)

Prestige Race 2
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna)
2. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS)
3. Jonny Walker (Beta)

Prestige Race 3
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna)
2. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna)
3. Jonny Walker (Beta)
4. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS)

Championship standings (after round two)
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 123 points
2. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 88
3. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 87

Photo: Future7Media – GasGas Motorcycles



Sometimes it just doesn’t go to plan! Unable to catch a break, Taddy Blazusiak had a night full of drama at the opening round of the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship in Lodz, Poland. Motivated to impress on home soil, the GASGAS Factory Racing rider was unable to turn his raw speed into a podium result, finishing the night in fifth overall.

Blazusiak ends 2022 SuperEnduro opener fifth overall
Dspite a lot of crashes Taddy earns third in race one
With plenty of raw speed Taddy now focuses on round two in January

Waiting over a year to return to racing indoors, the opening round of the 2022 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship (yes, we know, it’s still December, 2021!), proved to be a rough night at the office for Taddy. Despite showing impressive raw speed, multiple crashes prevented the Polish hero from putting his EC 350F on the podium in front of his home fans.

In the first of three Prestige class final, the GASGAS rider secured what would be his best result of the night with a solid third. Finding his flow and staying out of trouble, Taddy was eager to carry his impressive form into the remaining finals.

But luck quickly disappeared from his side in race two as he crashed in the first corner. Bouncing back up, he began to move forward, only for another crash to derail his progress. Hopeful he could right some wrongs, he again found himself in the dirt in the first corner of race three – this time victim of a multi-rider pile-up. Refusing to end his home round on a low note, he dusted himself off and raced as hard as ever. A brilliant maneuver in the closing stages saw him jump from seventh to fourth – a position he held to the chequered flag.

Taddy Blazusiak: “I guess things didn’t come to me in the finals like I wanted. I felt really good, the speed was there, my bike was awesome, my fitness and shoulder were really good as well, and then I just kept crashing. If it wasn’t my mistake, it was another rider falling or making a mistake in front of me, or landing on top of me. I guess luck just wasn’t on my side tonight. Anyway, third in the first final was a good start to the night, and I know I can run that speed at the next rounds, so I’m looking forward to those. Racing with so much support was incredible, it’s always a great show here in Poland. I’ll get back to work now and make sure I cut the mistakes out at the next round.”

FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, Round 1 Poland

Event Classification
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 63pts
2. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) 48pts
3. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 43pts
5. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 36pts

Prestige Race 1
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna)
2. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM)
3. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS)

Prestige Race 2
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna)
2. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna)
3. Jonny Walker (Beta)
7. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS)

Prestige Race 3
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna)
2. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM)
3. Jonny Walker (Beta)
4. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS)



It’s time for SuperEnduro! And Taddy Blazusiak is psyched up and ready for round one – his home race in Poland this Saturday, December 4. Riding his GASGAS EC 350F, Taddy will be aiming to claim his seventh world title in the class and cement his position as the discipline’s most successful rider.

Taddy Blazusiak to take on 2022 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship
Polish star to ride 4-stroke EC 350F in the series
Five round championship starts with Taddy’s home race in Poland

Taddy Blazusiak: “I’m excited for SuperEnduro, for sure! I’m feeling good and strong, and we have done a lot of testing on the bike and have really dialed it in for the indoors. I’m super happy with the package we’ve got. My shoulder is good, training has been going well, and I feel really good in myself for the opening round this weekend. I can’t wait to start a new championship, and of course, I’m going to give it everything I have. My goal is to put the GASGAS on the box and fight for every win. Starting the championship back home in Poland is also great, I’m looking forward to racing there again and enjoying the support from the fans, they’re awesome!”

Who better to have representing GASGAS in the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship than Taddy Blazusiak! The man is a legend of the sport with six FIM world titles to his name, as well as five AMA Endurocross championships. In a 2021 season dogged by injury, Taddy was able to claim a top-10 result in the hotly contested Hard Enduro World Championship, and now, feeling strong and well prepared, he’s switched his focus to the indoors.

The 2022 championship starts this coming weekend, Saturday, December 4 in Poland. Four rounds then follow, with the series visiting Israel in January, Hungary in February, and then Germany for back-to-back race days in March. Each round will follow the tried and tested formula of three heats to decide the overall event winner… Go Taddy!



That’s a wrap! Back racing on his EC 300, and back in the thick of the hard enduro action, Taddy Blazusiak has battled it out to secure an eventual 14th place result at a fun-filled final round of the 2021 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship. Not the championship-ending performance the Polish legend had hoped for, but Taddy nevertheless made it through the epic German event and is good to go for SuperEnduro 2022!

Taddy Blazusiak completes 2021 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship
Polish racer digs deep at iconic GetzenRodeo to finish 14th
Injured Austrian Michael Walkner claims excellent seventh-place result

Taddy Blazusiak: “It’s good to get the championship finished and to be here racing at Getzen. The last few months have been tough for me with the injury to my shoulder and although I haven’t had much time on the bike, I’m glad I was able to come here to Germany and race. Today was ok, this morning went well, and I qualified safely but then I struggled a little this afternoon as things got really slippery out on track. I came in to swap my rear wheel early on and that cost me some time, but I felt better after that. Then, towards the end of the race, I crashed pretty badly. Luckily, I was ok, but the bike wasn’t too good, I flattened the front pipe, and I wasn’t able to continue. It was a good experience and amazing to be a part of this new world championship – the whole year has been great with some really cool races. Congratulations to Billy, he deserved it. I’ll look ahead to the indoors now and focus my training to be ready for the first round in December.”

The final GetzenChamp race in Germany proved to be an eventful one for Taddy. Claiming a hard-fought 14th place result, his race was frustratingly cut short following a crash on a rocky uphill that resulted in a well-flattened front pipe! Thankfully the race was near its close and Taddy’s hard work earlier in the 80-minute race enabled him to claim a well-deserved finish.

GASGAS Factory Racing’s supported junior rider Michael Walkner enjoyed a strong day of racing in Germany, despite riding in the final with a suspected broken thumb! Qualifying ninth before fighting his way through to an impressive seventh place in the afternoon’s main GetzenChamp race, in riding injured, Michael delivered one of the performances of the event. Showing impressive consistency throughout 2021, Walkner ultimately placed seventh in the final FIM Hard Enduro World Championship standings – a solid result for the young Austrian, whose speed and experience continues to grow.

The next race for Taddy Blazusiak and GASGAS Factory Racing will be round one of the 2022 SuperEnduro World Championship, held in Lodz, Poland on December 4, 2021.

Download images from the 2021 GetzenRodeo here.

Results: GetzenRodeo 2021
1. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) 1:29:20.433 11 laps
2. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 1:30:16.852
3. Mario Roman (Sherco) 1:32:05.524
7. Michael Walkner (GASGAS) 1:30:46.348 8 laps
14. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 1:16:34.115 5 laps

Standings: 2021 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship, after round 8
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 104 points
2. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) 104 pts
3. Wade Young (Sherco) 83 pts
7. Michael Walkner (GASGAS) 46 pts
9. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 29 pts

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