Former world champion commences comeback with opening round win.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Taddy Blazusiak made a triumphant return to racing over the weekend, claiming victory at the opening round of the 2017-2018 SuperEnduro World Championship in Poland.
The six-time world champion showed he’s lost none of his speed despite a year’s absence to claim the overall win in Krakow, winning ahead of FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Cody Webb, with rookie Billy Bolt (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing) third.
Announcing the SuperEnduro series opener as his return from retirement, Blazusiak hammered home a 2-2-2 scorecard in front of his home crowd to end the night as the overall winner. With near-perfect starts, he initially took the lead in each of the night’s three races.
However, due to a lack of competitive time on the bike, Blazusiak slowed towards the end of the motor, but by holding on for second, his trio of runner-up positions were enough to secure the top step of the overall podium. Webb claimed a pair of race wins across the three finals, while Bolt topped the second.
The SuperEnduro World Championship continues with round two in Riesa, Germany, on 6 January 2018.