CODY WEBB WINS SUPERENDURO ROUND 2

FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Cody Webb  claimed victory at round two of the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship in Germany to take the series lead. Putting together two wins and a third place in Riesa, Germany, Webb was able  to top the overall podium. Taddy Blazusiak entered the round with the points lead after winning round one  in his home country of Poland. He finished second in Germany and now sits only two points off Webb.

Despite a mid-pack start in race one, KTM 350 EXC-F mounted Webb was quick to carve his way through the field and work his way up to the wheel tracks of leader Blazusiak. Making a break for the lead, he put his KTM out front and claimed a well-deserved win. Making the best of the reversed start order in race two, Webb wasted no time in reaching the front. Building a comfortable advantage, he claimed a commanding 19-second victory. Aiming for a hat trick of race wins, Webb’s hopes of a clean sweep unfortunately didn’t materialize in race three.

Taddy Blazusiak now sits in second place in the points, behind Cody Webb.

A couple of early mistakes left Webb playing catch up, finishing an eventual third. But with enough in hand thanks to his two earlier race wins, Webb topped the overall podium, and with it becomes the new leader of the 2019 SuperEnduro series.

America’s other contender Colton Haaker was handicapped by crucial mistakes,but still managed to put together a podium finish for Rockstar Husqvarna.

Cody Webb: “It feels awesome to come away with the victory here in Germany, as well as the points lead in the championship. I think this is my third win here in Riesa, so I seem to have a good feeling with this place. Overall, it’s been a good night. I got off to a good start with a win in the first race. My start wasn’t the best but I had some good lines and was able to close the gap to Taddy and then take the win. Race two is always a little tricky with the reversed start order but I managed to find a bit of space and find a way through. I had a few mistakes in the final race and just lost my momentum a little. But third was enough to take the top step of the overall podium. With round three in Madrid just a couple of weeks away it feels good to have the series lead.”

Colton Haaker now sits third in the points.

Colton Haaker: “It’s been a strange night for me in Riesa and one where I felt things just didn’t go my way. It wasn’t that I was riding bad, it just wasn’t coming together for me throughout the night. There were a couple of sections on the track that I wasn’t strong enough in and no matter how I changed things up, it didn’t click. I had position in race three but didn’t manage to push for the race win. Overall, despite feeling things could have been better, a 3-2-2 scorecard, plus the SuperPole, is still a good night. We’ve Madrid in two weeks and it’s a venue where I won my first world title so I’m looking forward to returning there and improving on where I’m at. Finally, I want to pass on my best wishes to Alfredo Gomez following his crash tonight. It’s tough to see anyone go down but when it’s your teammate, it makes it that bit worse. I hope to see him back on track as soon as possible.”

The 2019 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship continues with round three in Madrid, Spain on January 26.

Results — 2019 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, Round 2

Prestige Class — Overall 
1. Cody Webb (USA), KTM, 57 points 
2. Taddy Blazusiak (POL), KTM, 53 pts
3. Colton Haaker (USA), Husqvarna, 52 pts
4. Cristobal Guerrero (ESP), Yamaha, 35 pts
5. Pol Tarres (ESP), Husqvarna, 33 pts

Prestige Race 1 
1. Cody Webb (USA), KTM, 6:46.552 
2. Taddy Blazusiak (POL), KTM, 6:50.994 +4.442
3. Colton Haaker (USA), Husqvarna, 7:23.168 +36.616
4. Kevin Gallas (GER), Husqvarna, 7:05.780 +1 lap
5. Cristobal Guerrero (ESP), Yamaha, 7:10.590 +1 lap

Prestige Race 2 
1. Cody Webb (USA), KTM, 6:50.910
2. Colton Haaker (USA), Husqvarna, 7:10.051 +19.141
3. Taddy Blazusiak (POL), KTM, 7:13.609 +22.699
4. Cristobal Guerrero (ESP), Yamaha, 6:51.752 +1 lap
5. Pol Tarres (ESP), Husqvarna, 7:13.480 +1 lap

Prestige Race 3 
1. Taddy Blazusiak (POL), KTM, 7:35.335
2. Colton Haaker (USA), Husqvarna, 7:58.051 +22.716
3. Cody Webb (USA), KTM, 8:04.231 +28.896
4. Pol Tarres (ESP), Husqvarna, 8:22.017 +1 lap
5. Cristobal Guerrero (ESP), Yamaha, 7:39.342 +2 laps

Championship Standings (After round 2)
1. Cody Webb (USA), KTM, 109 points 
2. Taddy Blazusiak (POL), KTM, 107 pts
3. Colton Haaker (USA), Husqvarna, 101 pts
4. Kevin Gallas (GER), Husqvarna, 58 pts
5. Pol Tarres (ESP), Husqvarna, 56 pts

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