A wild night of racing ended with Cody Webb taking round three of the Superenduro championship in Malaga, Spain. It was an up-and-down night for everyone, making for a lot of sorting out just to determine the podium at the end of the night. The Superenduro format requires three main events, and it’s rare when a single rider can get through all of them without mishap. For Webb and number one plate holder Colton Haaker, the biggest glitch in the night was in the third Prestige race, when they both were involved in a horrendous first turn crash. Taddy Blazusiak won that race, but Cody’s 10th place, when combined with a second and a first in the two previous  races, gave him the overall and boosted his points lead in the series.

Cody Webb had a spotty night with a 2-1-10 score. it was still enough to give him the win and extend his points lead.

Cody Webb: “I finished the final race with a hole in my radiator, my bars were completely bent and I had half a grip missing on the throttle side, but I still managed to do enough to get the overall win. It was a crazy night, that’s for sure, but I never gave up, and it feels great to have won. Getting the fastest time in the superpole was a nice way to kick things off, but I rode a little tight in both the first and second races. I have a little homework to do, but I think everyone had some troubles at some point. The first corner crash in the third final was one of those things, but it was pretty rough. I was a lap down but once I got back on track I was running a good pace. I didn’t want to get involved with the riders ahead of me, but I needed to un-lap myself. It was just a crazy race. I was mentally beat up and had a terrible final lap, but I managed to just do enough to win overall and that feels so good.”

Taddy Blazusiak is still insanely popular in Europe. His win in the final race brought the house down.
Colton Haaker was fast but unlucky all night.

Colton Haaker: “Tonight’s been a rough night. Sometimes riding well just isn’t enough, and that’s how it was for me tonight. I got the holeshot in the first race but then stalled it and dropped a few spots. Then I went over the bars in the matrix, and managed to finish sixth. It wasn’t the start I’d hoped for. I had a great battle with a bunch of riders in the second final, with Taddy, Cody, Jonny and those guys. I dropped back to fourth when I got tangled with a lapper in the rock garden, but managed to get back to second. I collected bars with Cody in the first turn of the third final, which resulted in a pretty scary crash for a bunch of us. I was a lap down by the time I’d got my bike separated from Cody Webb’s and just did the best I could. I managed to un-lap myself and got a pretty decent finish. Not the night I was hoping for, but my speed was good.”

Results — FIM SuperEnduro World Championship – Round 3

Prestige Class — Overall 
1. Cody Webb (KTM) 46pts; 2. Jonny Walker (KTM) 44pts; 3. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 41pts; 4. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna) 37pts; 5. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 37pts…

Prestige Race 1 
1. Jonny Walker (KTM) 11 laps 7:13.436; 2. Cody Webb (KTM) 7:17.464; 3. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM) 7:24.036; 4. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) 7:39.052; 5. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 7:41.724; 6. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna) 7:47.947; 7. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 8:05.511…

Prestige Race 2 
1. Cody Webb (KTM) 11 laps 7:14.181; 2. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 7:16.609; 3. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 7:20.477; 4. Jonny Walker (KTM) 7:26.088; 5. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna) 7:36.122…

Prestige Race 3 
1. Taddy Blazusiak (Husqvarna) 11 laps 7:00.085; 2. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna) 7:09.724; 3. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 7:12.116; 4. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) 7:26.504; 5. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 7:35.700…

Championship Standings (After Round 3) 

1. Cody Webb (KTM) 155pts; 2. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM) 131pts; 3. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 124pts; 4. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 114pts; 5. Jonny Walker (KTM) 105pts; 6. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna) 105pts…

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