Taddy Sweeps SuperEnduro Championship

Kit Palmer | February 6, 2012

Taddy did it again. KTM factory rider Taddy Blazusiak captured the win at the final round of the FIM SuperEnduro Championship in Barcelona, Spain, February 4, completing a sweep of the three-race series. And with it, of course, he captured the crown. He now has three world indoor championship titles to his name.

Taddy Blazusiak went 1-3-1 in Barcelona.

Taddy Blazusiak went 1-3-1 in Barcelona.

Blazusiak won two of the three main events in Barcelona, officially clinching the title after the first race, which he won.

Emerging KTM talent Johnny Walker of the UK was second overall in the series and took third place behind Alex Salvini on the night to thrill the 9000-strong crowd in Barcelona’s Palau St. Jordi Stadium.

Walker won the second main-event race after a close battle with Spain’s Alfredo Gomez. Blazusiak was third.

Taddy dedicated the victory to the memory of multi-time World Enduro Champion Mika Ahola of Finland, who died recently as a result of injuries from a crash only weeks after he had announced his retirement from professional racing. Taddy also wore a memento of this great rider in tribute.

Husaberg’s Joakim Ljunggren of Sweden finished out the championship in third.

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.