News 12 Dec 2016

Blazusiak claims Poland SuperEnduro victory

Emotional hometown win for retiring factory KTM rider.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Red Bull KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak wrapped up his professional career with a victory at the season opening round of the Maxxis FIM SuperEnduro World Championship in Krakow, Poland.

It was American rider, Colton Haaker, who kicked off the night with a win in the opening Prestige category heat before a 10-second penalty saw Polish rider, Blazusiak, credited with the win.

Following a reversed start for heat two, Blazusiak made his way through the pack and into the lead making just one small mistake which he quickly recovered from and rode to victory.

Haaker rebounded for heat three and sprinted out in front while Blazusiak rode a smart race in second position, enough to claim victory to the applause of a hometown crowed inside Tauron Arena.

“I’m honestly lost for words – it’s been an emotional night,” said Blazusiak. “To end my career with the victory is more than I could ask for. I can’t thank everyone enough for their support over the years. Thank you so much.”

With Haaker claiming the runner-up spot overall, it was Blazusiak’s teammate, Alfredo Gomez, who took out the final spot on the podium ahead of Johnny Walker and Mike Brown rounding out the top five.

The Maxxis FIM SuperEnduro World Championship will next make its way to Germany for round two of the series inside Sachsen Arena on 7 January.