SUPERENDURO FINLAND: TADDY 1st, CODY WEBB 2nd

The European version of EnduroCross is called SuperEnduro, but aside from the name, it’s much the same on both sides of the Atlantic. Taddy Blazusiak won the first two rounds of 2015 decisively, but found it much more difficult to contain Cody Webb in this weekend’s action in Helsinki, Finland. The format calls for three heats to determine the overall winner. In heat one, David Knight and Alfredo Gomez both took turns leading, but crashed, leaving Webb and Blazusiak to battle. Webb made a clean pass on the final lap to earn his first victory of the series. In the second heat, the riders start in reverse order, and to make it worse, Webb fell in the first turn. In the meantime, Jonny Walker had a clean run in front to take the win over Knight and Blazusiak, with Webb eventually catching up to fourth. It all came down to the final heat, which erupted into a blood duel between Webb and Blazusiak. The two of them hit each other several times a lap, but somehow stayed upright. In the end, it was Taddy in front pulling the overall out of the bag yet again.

 

 

PHOTOS COURTESY KTM

 

Overall Results in Round 3 (race positions in parenthesis)
1, Taddy Blazusiak POL, KTM 53 points (2-3-1)
2, Cody Webb, USA KTM 53 (1-4-2)
3, Jonny Walker, GBR, KTM 48 (4-1-3)
4, David Knight, GBR, KTM 45 (3-2-4)
5, Alfredo Gomez, ESP, Husqvarna 35
6, Kyle Redmond, USA, Beta 27
7, Daniel McCanny, GBR, Husqvarna 24
8, Taylor Robert, USA, KTM, 23
9, Paul Bolton, GBR, KTM, 22
10, Mario Roman, ESP, KTM 21

Championship points after Round Three

1, Blazusiak, KTM, 169
2, Knight, KTM, 148
3, Walker, KTM, 129
4, Webb, KTM, 121
5, Gomez, Husqvarna, 102
6, Robert, 92
7, Roman, 72
8, Bolton 68
9, McCanny 60
10, Redmond, 59