Taddy Blazusiak has secured a fifth FIM SuperEnduro World Championship title following an overall event win at the sixth and final round of the 2014 SuperEnduro series held in Tours, France.
Starting the closing round of the series in a commanding position, Taddy wasted no time in securing the 2014 SuperEnduro title by winning the night’s opening final in Tours. That, added to the fact that the KTM racer finished ahead of his closest championship rival David Knight in the Superpole qualifying session, meant the title was his.
With his focus for the event very much securing the world title, in ending the second final as runner-up an overall event win was also very much on the cards. And in topping the series’ closing race, Taddy brought his participation in the 2014 SuperEnduro World Championship to a perfect close by securing the overall event win – his fourth outright win of the 2014 championship having stood atop the podium in Liverpool, Belo Horizonte (Brazil), Barcelona and Tours.
Taddy Blazusiak: “It’s amazing to think that this is my fifth SuperEnduro championship. It’s been an incredible five years with some great moments and some tough times, but to finally get this championship won is amazing. My plan was simple – I wanted to stay ahead of David Knight in the Superpole and then win the first final. That would be enough to secure the championship, and that’s what I managed to do. Once I knew that the championship was safe I decided to go for the overall event win as well, which I wasn’t thinking about before the race. I felt good in second in the opening final, but I could see that Bellino was tiring a little. I felt strong and pushed hard for the last two laps and got the win I needed. Although I got second in the second race I still felt like I could get the overall win. The last race went really well and to end the series with the overall win here in France, and with the title, is just great… it’s been another great championship.”
Results – FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, Round 6
Prestige class (overall)
1. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM) 59; 2. Jonny Walker (KTM) 55; 3. Mathias Bellino (Husqvarna) 42; 4. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna) 36; 5. David Knight (Sherco) 34; 6. Dani Gibert (Gas Gas) 32; 7. Joakim Ljunggren (Husqvarna); 8. Paul Bolton (KTM) 26; 9. Xavi Leon (Husqvarna) 21; 10. Giacomo Redondi (Beta) 18…