KTM’s Taddy BLAZUSIAK makes it four wins with victory in Guadalajara
Continuing on from where he left off at round three of the series in Finland, KTM’s Taddy BLAZUSIAK (PL) delivered a solid performance in front of the Mexican crowd to secure the overall win. “It’s awesome to have made it four wins in a row,” told BLAZUSIAK following the podium celebrations. “After such a close battle last time out in Finland I knew it would be tough again here. But somehow things just rolled in my favour. I felt good on the track and my starts where great. I had some fun battles – especially in the final race with Cody – so it’s been a great result to win here.” Getting his night off to a strong start, BLAZUSIAK laid down the fastest time in the SuperPole to finally bag his first one of the season. Hot out of the traps for race one, BLAZUSIAK set about making a charge for the front of the pack. Keeping everything in check, the Pole claimed the first win of the night. Chasing him hard, KTM’s Jonny WALKER (GB) took second with USA’s Cody WEBB (KTM) completing the top three.
In the reversed starting grid for race two it was Husqvarna’s Danny MCCANNEY (GB) who grabbed the holeshot. But in the rock section David KNIGHT (KTM-GB) powered his way to the front. Despite holding the lead for two laps, KNIGHT lost out to BLAZUSIAK and slipped back. Under pressure, BLAZUSIAK faced an attack from WEBB. Moving into the lead on lap four, WEBB broke clear from the pack and hung on to take the win. WALKER also found away past BLAZUSIAK in the closing stages of the race and took second with the Pole crossing the finish line in third.
With the overall win still up for grabs, both BLAZUSIAK and WEBB came out swinging in the third and final race. Pushing the pace out front, the duo swapped and changed position continuously throughout the race. On the final lap, WEBB fought his way into the lead only to lose out to BLAZUSIAK in the final corner. Taking the win, BLAZUSIAK claimed the overall win. Second in race three saw WEBB place as runner-up while WALKER – despite finishing fourth in race three behind Alfredo GOMEZ (HUSQVARNA – S) secured the bottom step of the podium with third.
In the Junior class the night belonged to Ty TREMAINE (KTM – USA). On form in Mexico and favouring the highly technical nature of the track, the young American comfortably won all three races in Mexico. Making the long haul flight to Guadalajara more than worthwhile, Gethin HUMPHREYS (Husqvarna)delivered an impressive performance to finish as runner-up to TREMAINE. Suffering more than his fair share of mistakes and crashes, Andreas LINUSSON (KTM – SWE) wasn’t able to keep his win streak from Finland alive and ended his night third overall.
The Maxxis FIM SuperEnduro World Championship moves on to Belo Horizonte in Brazil on February 28 for the penultimate round of the series.