|WEBB MAINTAINS SUPERENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS LEAD WITH 3RD OVERALL AT PENULTIMATE ROUND|
|Round 4 – SuperEnduro World Championship – March 4, 2018
BILBAO, Spain – FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Cody Webb maintains a 17-point lead in the 2018 SuperEnduro World Championship following a heartbreaking third overall finish at the penultimate round in Bilbao,FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Cody Webb maintains a 17-point lead in the 2018 SuperEnduro World Championship following a heartbreaking third overall finish at the penultimate round in Bilbao, Spain where he won two of the three Prestige Class races of the night. Webb’s orange teammates joined him atop the overall podium as Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Taddy Blazusiak took the overall victory with (2-2-1) scores and Jonny Walker finished (3-3-3) for second overall.
As championship leader, Cody Webb looked set to extend his advantage in the series with an impressive showing during the first two finals. Racing hard with close rival Blazusiak, the American secured two wins from two starts. But a succession of crashes in the third final saw his chances of a third overall victory unravel. Crashing twice within the space of a lap, Cody lost ground on the leaders and eventually finished eighth.
Ending his night on the third step of the podium behind Blazusiak and Walker, he nevertheless holds a 17-point lead in the championship with just the final round in Sweden remaining.
Cody Webb: “The first two races went very well. I felt like I was riding smooth and consistent and came away with the win in each race. Unfortunately, my opportunity to take my third overall victory came undone in the third and final race. I was running second but when I came around to the matrix section I made a big mistake. I just didn’t get the angle right when I lifted the front wheel and ended up falling off the side of the track. I panicked a little and then pushed too hard to regroup and ended up having a huge crash shortly afterwards. It messed my bike up a bit and I couldn’t ride properly. After winning the first two races I was disappointed to let the overall win slip away like that.”
The FIM SuperEnduro World Championship concludes with the fifth and final round in Lidköping, Sweden on March 31, 2018.
Results — FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, Round 4
Prestige Class — Overall
Prestige Race 1
Prestige Race 2
Prestige Race 3
Championship Standings (After round 4)