Taddy Perfect Again In Poland

Cycle News Staff | December 11, 2011

KTM‘s Taddy Blazusiak won round two of the SuperEnduro World Championship to keep his perfect season intact, with his latest win coming in his home round in Lodz, Poland.

Blazusiak, who won the opening round in Italy after completing a perfect season in the AMA EnduroCross Series, won all three of the SuperEnduro finals. Brit Jonny Walker rode his KTM to second overall over Joakim Ljunggren, the Husaberg-mounted Swede finishing third.

In the opening SuperEnduro final it was Blazusiak who grabbed the holeshot and set about opening up a sizable lead over the chasing pack. It was one he would not relinquish as he maintained a steady 10-second advantage for the majority of the race With Blazusiak out front it was Gas Gas’ Ivan Cervantes and Ljunggren fighting it out for second before Ljunggren finally took advantage of a mistake by Cervantes in the rocks to move into second. But it was Walker who was on the move, the Brit starting badly but working his way up to eventually pass both Cervantes and Ljunggren to finish second. Cervantes finally got the better of Ljunggren to round out the top three.

With the starting order reversed all of the main protagonists found themselves on the second row of the start for the penultimate SuperEnduro final. Germany’s Mike Hartman led on his Husaberg over Xavier Galindo, but Blazusiak was slicing his way through the field and was third by the end of lap one. Just two laps later he was past Galindo to take yet another easy victory.

Walker again was recovering from a bad start and by mid distance was challenging Galindo for second. Using the backmarkers to his advantage the British rider pushed his way past the Spaniard to take the runner-up spot. Galindo eventually held on to finish an impressive third just ahead of Ljunggren and Cervantes.

Blazusiak was again fastest off the start and grabbed an early lead in the final race of the night. With a clear track in front of him he laid down some of his fastest laps of the event, earning himself another victory. Behind him a three-rider battle broke out between Ljunggren, Cervantes and Walker for second. Cervantes was the first to falter allowing Walker into third place and also ending his chance of a possible third overall. Walker pushed Ljunggren hard for second, but with he couldn’t pass the Swede and had to settle for third and second overall. Ljunggren’s second position boosted him to third overall.