Taddy Blazusiak leads the 2019 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship from Cody Webb heading to round two of the series in Germany.
Round one of the 2019 series delivered big-time and saw Taddy Blazusiak victorious at home in Poland, the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship returns to action this weekend at the SachsenArena in Riesa, Germany.
Blazusiak leads the way
The six-time World Champion, Taddy Blazusiak enters round two in Riesa as the man to beat with the championship leader’s 24MX red plate, just as he has for the previous three seasons.
The Polish legend sits two points ahead of the reigning World Champion, Cody Webb who dominated the German round one year ago. The Californian will seek to make a similar move on the championship this weekend to grab hold of that red plate.
Colton Haaker will be just as keen to make a move up the leaderboard. Currently third, just five points behind Blazusiak, the 2018 AMA Endurocross Champion has his mojo back in SuperEnduro and will surely be a contender.
Alfredo Gomez signalled his return to form indoors with a final heat race win at round one in Poland. Bucking the trend on a two-stroke (four-strokes are in favour with most the top riders these days), Gomez is a proven race winner indoors, a fast starter and once out in front a difficult rider to pass.
The 2018 Junior World Champion, Kevin Gallas could join the fight on home soil in Germany. Currently fifth in the standings, Gallas will be pushed all the way by the home crowd in the SachsenArena on Saturday.
Hoare leads the Juniors
The Junior category is always full of surprises and the opening round in Poland did not disappoint with British rider, Will Hoare dominating the Under-23 category.
There’s a more serious look about Hoare this season, he looks stronger and will be determined to keep hold of that red plate.
Young Czech rider David Cyprian also put in a strong ride in Poland to enter round two in second place in the championship. Known for his Extreme Enduro talents, Cyprian showed that consistency is the key indoors.
Other riders to watch include Norbert Josza Levente, Ivan Pueyo Gil, Dominik Olszowy, Dan Mundell and former European Class winner Tim Apolle, also in front of his home crowd.
In the European class, Robert Scharl, Marcel Teucher, Jonathan Rosse and Thomas Hostinsky should be the ones to watch.
Action begins from 18:00hrs this Saturday, January 5, at the SachsenArena in Riesa.
If you can’t make it to Riesa, check enduro-tv.com for live coverage from 19.00hrs.
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