News 2 Dec 2016

Blazusiak announces retirement from professional racing

Off-road ace to wrap up career at home town SuperEnduro event.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Red Bull KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak will make his final professional appearance at Krakow’s opening round of the 2016/17 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship on 10 December, confirming he will retire following the event.

Hailing from the Polish city, the highly-decorated off-road racer will call time on his career where it all began after achieving more than he ever thought possible in the sport.

“I have been thinking about this decision for a while now,” said Blazusiak. “I have always told myself that I will make that call when I feel the time is right. I’ve been racing around the world for a long time.

“I trained the best and hardest I could, and I raced for every race win and championship I entered like there is no tomorrow. I achieved more than I ever thought I could, and I’m grateful for all the great memories from all my years of racing.”

Blazusiak thanks a long list of supporters who helped him accomplish impressive feats such as a record five Erzberg victories, five AMA Endurocross Championships and six SuperEnduro world titles.

“I want to say thank you to my family, especially to my brother Wojciech, for all the hard work and for being there for me from the beginning,” he added. “Thank you also to my team manager and friend Alex Doringer, and of course special thanks to the KTM CEO Mr. Stefan Pierer and KTM motorsport director Pit Beirer for the opportunity to chase my dreams.

“Thank you to all the people at KTM Factory Racing for the best bike out there, and naturally also a huge thank you to Red Bull and all my long-term sponsors. I’m grateful for all the fans around the world and thank you for your support – on to the next adventure.”