The SuperEnduro World Championship season begins this weekend in Poland and looks like being one of the most exciting yet, but who’s going to win? Jonny Walker tell us…
The Tauron Arena in Krakow, Poland hosts the opening round of the 2019 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship this weekend. The indoor race series which pulls no punches is ready for round one in the 12,000 seater stadium and we’re expecting nothing less than spectacular action this season with the main contenders looking determined to kick ass.
Predictions for this year’s World Championship are problematic though! In what looks like being one of the most hotly contested indoor championships, picking out a winner for the 2019 title isn’t easy.
Reigning champion, Cody Webb, the back on it two-time champ (and 2018 EndurCross Champion) Colton Haaker plus the man who was a model of determination in the 2018 series, Taddy Blazusiak, all take to the start line this weekend in Poland as protagonists.
Mystic Jonny’s championship predictions
Two riders should be on track in Poland sadly are missing. Billy Bolt unfortunately went out of round one, and realistically the championship, with a leg break during final training this week.
Also still in recovery mode, from his 2018 injuries sustained at Megawatt, is Jonny Walker. The previous seasons' title contender will be watching from his sofa which makes him the perfect pundit to answer the biggest question of all: who is going to win the 2019 World Super Enduro Championship?
Mystic Jonny says: “I think Cody will take it then Taddy and Colton. That is my prediction right here, right now.” We spoke to Walker in the week (about his injuries and getting back on a bike) and this little prediction sounded pretty confident to us – insider information we reckon...
Gomez the silent assassin
A silent assassin behind the leading trio is Alfredo Gomez. The Spaniard is surely a race winner indoors but went out of the 2018 series with a bad leg injury. After a lengthily recovery period, Alfredo is looking a lot like his old self and will surely will be a potential spoiler to watch out for.
Making in-roads in the Prestige class mix are Blake Gutzeit, Eemil Juszczak and Kevin Gallas who have strong records in the Junior category but move up with the big boys this season.
Pol Tarres makes his official SuperEnduro series assault this season also and will surely have the fitness (and legs) to make indoors work.
There is no question the championship will be all the poorer for not having Walker and Billy Bolt in the game. Manni Lettenbichler also isn’t down to race every round this season (though will race in Germany) and will be missing from the line-up in Poland.
Check out the Juniors at the opening round in Krakow.
2018 European Champion Tim Apolle could be a contender in the Juniors along with Oskar Kaczmarczyk, Chilean rider Diego Herrera, Norbert Josza, Teodor Kabakchiev and Lee Sealey.
Extreme Enduro specialist, David Cyprian and EnduroGP Youth contender, Dan Mundell, are also both young riders to watch for in this highly competitive class which rarely has a dull moment! Bring it on.
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