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Taddy & Dietrich Share British Wins
Ricky Dietrich gets BSEC win
Winning performances from Blazusiak & Dietrich at rounds three and four of the BSEC
Once again delivering spectacular race action, the Husqvarna ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship welcomed two new Elite class winners as Taddy Blazusiak (KTM) and Husqvarna’s Ricky Dietrich claimed victory at the third and fourth rounds of the series respectively. In stark contrast to the sub-zero temperatures at the opening events of the championship, the picturesque Llangrove venue, located along the border between Wales and England, enjoyed weekend long clear skies and much welcomed sunshine. With a course mixing fast flowing grass tracks and technical woodland, riders enjoyed a physical weekend’s racing.
Following on from his second place finish at round one of the series in Aldershot, KTM Enduro Factory Team rider Taddy Blazusiak arrived at the BSEC eager for an improved result. Wasting little time, the Polish Endurocross specialist quickly established himself at the front of the Elite standings. Setting the fastest time on the opening special test, Blazusiak maintained his position throughout the day to claim a strong win. As Taddy steadily increased his advantage out front, behind him the battle for second intensified between Electraction TM’s Jordan Rose and Ricky Dietrich. With Husqvarna rider Dietrich holding the advantage over Rose going into the final test, it was a final late charge by Rose that ensured he secured the runner-up position.
With the course reversed for round four Blazusiak again set the fastest time on lap one, but was soon overtaken by the hard charging Dietrich. Determined to make amends for his previous day’s performance, Ricky maintained a healthy eight-second advantage to claim a well-deserved victory. Unable to quite match the pace of the leader, Blazusiak finished as runner up at round four. After a crash stricken opening lap, KTM’s Tom Church recovered strongly to end his day third in the Elite class with Rose and Daryl Bolter (KTM) rounding out the top five.
In the Under 23 class KTM mounted Jonny Walker rode to an impressive double victory at Llangrove. Twice finishing third at the series opener, Walker instantly found the fast paced course to his liking. Quickest on the opening test, he held an early two-second lead over Danny McCanney (Gas Gas) and Husaberg’s Alex Rockwell. Fending off a late charge from McCanney, Walker rode on to earn his first win of the series. With McCanney second, a crash on the final test by both Rockwell and Jordan Scott (KTM) allowed Husqvarna’s Jack Rowland through for third. Scott’s final lap mistake pushed him back to fourth while Scotland’s Frazer Norrie (KTM) placed fifth.
At round four Walker again continued to lead from the opening lap. Building his advantage throughout the day he finished almost 14 seconds clear of McCanney, who recorded another second place result. With his confidence high from his previous day’s performance, Rowland again delivered another strong result. Finishing third at round four marked yet another impressive result for the Husqvarna mounted rider. Jordan Scott again finished fourth with Rockwell completing the top five.
Elite Class Results
1. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM) 1:02:08.87; 2. Jordan Rose (TM) 1:02:50.55; 3. Ricky Dietrich (Husqvarna) 1:02:51.93; 4. Tom Church (KTM) 1:03:21.18; 5. Daryl Bolter (KTM) 1:04:06.28; 6. Jamie Lewis (Husqvarna) 1:04:47.46; 7. Simon Wakely (Husaberg) 1:05:22.45; 8. Mark Roberts (Kawasaki) 1:06:06.76; 9. Lee Edmondson (KTM) 1:06:11.00; 10. Ashley Wood (KTM) 1:06:42.73; 11. Gordon Clarke (TM) 1:07:29.48; 12. Jon Hinam (Husqvarna) 1:08:30.92; 13. Arran Poolman (KTM) 1:08:55.86; 14. Tim Foreman (KTM) 1:09:55.12