OPENING ROUND OF THE SUPERENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DELIVERS PLENTY OF EXCITEMENT FOR GASGAS FACTORY RACING
Sometimes it just doesn’t go to plan! Unable to catch a break, Taddy Blazusiak had a night full of drama at the opening round of the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship in Lodz, Poland. Motivated to impress on home soil, the GASGAS Factory Racing rider was unable to turn his raw speed into a podium result, finishing the night in fifth overall.

Blazusiak ends 2022 SuperEnduro opener fifth overall
Despite a lot of crashes, Taddy earns third in race one
With plenty of raw speed, Taddy now focuses on round two in January.

Waiting over a year to return to racing indoors, the opening round of the 2022 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship (yes, we know, it’s still December 2021!), proved to be a rough night at the office for Taddy. Despite showing impressive raw speed, multiple crashes prevented the Polish hero from putting his EC 350F on the podium in front of his home fans.

In the first of three Prestige class final, the GASGAS rider secured what would be his best result of the night with a solid third. Finding his flow and staying out of trouble, Taddy was eager to carry his impressive form into the remaining finals.

But luck quickly disappeared from his side in race two as he crashed in the first corner. Bouncing back up, he began to move forward, only for another crash to derail his progress. Hopeful he could right some wrongs, he again found himself in the dirt in the first corner of race three – this time victim of a multi-rider pile-up. Refusing to end his home round on a low note, he dusted himself off and raced as hard as ever. A brilliant maneuver in the closing stages saw him jump from seventh to fourth – a position he held to the chequered flag.

Taddy Blazusiak: “I guess things didn’t come to me in the finals like I wanted. I felt really good, the speed was there, my bike was awesome, my fitness and shoulder were really good as well, and then I just kept crashing. If it wasn’t my mistake, it was another rider falling or making a mistake in front of me, or landing on top of me. I guess luck just wasn’t on my side tonight. Anyway, third in the first final was a good start to the night, and I know I can run that speed at the next rounds, so I’m looking forward to those. Racing with so much support was incredible, it’s always a great show here in Poland. I’ll get back to work now and make sure I cut the mistakes out at the next round.”

FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, Round 1 Poland

Event Classification
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 63pts
2. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) 48pts
3. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna) 43pts
5. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 36pts

Prestige Race 1
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna)
2. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM)
3. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS)

Prestige Race 2
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna)
2. Colton Haaker (Husqvarna)
3. Jonny Walker (Beta)
7. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS)

Prestige Race 3
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna)
2. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM)
3. Jonny Walker (Beta)
4. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS)