Taddy Dominates SuperEnduro Opener

Kit Palmer | November 27, 2011

Recently crowned 2011 AMA EnduroCross Champion (for the third straight time), Taddy Blazusiak dominated the opening round of the 2012 SuperEnduro World Championship, formerly called Indoor Enduro World Championship, in Genoa, Italy, November 26.

Taddy Blazusiak was unstoppable in Italy.

Taddy Blazusiak was unstoppable in Italy.

Inside the Genoa Palasport Fiera Stadium, the KTM Enduro Factory Team rider, Blazusiak, dominated the evening’s racings. In the three main-event format, Blazusiak won them all, collecting a maximum 60 points on the night. Not only that, we was quickest in time qualifying and won his heat race, despite falling on the first lap.

“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,” he said. “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.”

American Cody Webb competed in Genoa, and the Beta rider performed well. Webb, a former AMA Trials Champion, finished fifth in the first main, ninth in the second and fourth in the third.
KTM’s Jonny Walker, who made his debut at the AMA EnduroCross final last week in Las Vegas, went 3-5-6.


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)…

Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.