KTM Enduro factory rider Taddy Blazusiak on Saturday swept to yet another Extreme Enduro victory to thrill his Polish fans.
KTM Enduro factory rider Taddy Blazusiak on Saturday swept to yet another Extreme Enduro victory to thrill his Polish fans in his first-ever ride in front of his home crowd when he took all three races in the second round of the newly branded FIM SuperEnduro Championship.
Talented young Briton Jonny Walker (KTM) was second while Husaberg rider Joakim Ljunggren of Sweden finished third.
Winning the last event of the 2011 calendar wraps up what has been a sensation year for Taddy. In February he won the 2010-2011 Indoor Enduro World Championship and went on to take his fifth Red Bull Hare Scramble at the notorious Erzberg Rodeo in the summer before departing for the USA competitions. In August he became the first ever gold medalist in Extreme Enduro at the X-Games, then took every round of the USA EnduroCross competition, before returning to Europe in November to secure the opening round of the FIM SuperEnduro in Genoa. Rounds in SuperEnduro continue in early 2012.
Taddy, long considered the man to beat over the on the tricky indoor Enduro obstacle courses has shown that he is a master of the track and of the KTM 350 EXC-F bike that has brought him so much success in 2011. It was particularly thrilling for him to take the victory in Lodz, the first time he has had the opportunity to show Polish fans his skills on the track. Around 11,000 were on hand in the Atlas Arena to support Taddy at the event as he again won all three of his races to dominate the second round.
Behind him the battle for second place was fierce between KTM-supported rider Jonny Walker, Ljunggren and Ivan Cervantes but it was Walker that prevailed to be second on the podium, proving that this is an emerging talent that is definitely a rider to watch.
SuperEnduro now returns to the track in early February for the next round in Barcelona, Spain.
1, Taddy Blazusiak, Poland, KTM
2, Jonny Walker, U.K., KTM
3, Joakim Ljunggren, Sweden, Husaberg
7, Cristobal Guerrero, Spain, KTM
Taddy Blazusiak celebrates in front of home crowd
High flying Taddy the hometown hero at Lodz
UK rider Jonny Walker continues to impress