With just a few days to go before the second round of the 2012 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship takes place in Lodz, Poland final preparations are well underway for what will be the first ever international indoor enduro event held in Poland. Welcoming the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship to Lodz, as the series reaches its half-way point organisers Lodz Automobile Club have built a unique and challenging course that they are sure will deliver racing every bit as close and exciting as at the campaign opener.
For current championship leader Taddy Blazusiak - KTM the Polish event will mark a very special moment in his highly successful career. Regarded as the World's best indoor enduro racer, the KTM star will get his first ever chance to showcase his talents in front of his home fans inside the Atlas Arena. Dominating the proceedings in Genoa by winning all three SuperEnduro finals in convincing style, Blazusiak will be focused on keeping this winning streak alive. With the support of his home crowd behind him, the 2012 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship leader is likely to be an even harder rider to beat.
First in line to try and steal some of Blazusiak’s thunder is Sweden's Joakim Ljunggren - Husaberg. Runner-up to Blazusiak in Genoa, the Husaberg rider knows that in order to keep his title chances on track he must take the fight to Taddy in Poland. Beating the Polish rider inside his home stadium would prove a critical punch for Ljunggren, but one that the Swedish rider will only be able to deliver if he can remain fast and consistent.
One of the standout performances in Genoa came from Spain's Cristobal Guerrero - KTM who finished third overall on the night. Not known for his speed indoors, orange mounted Guerrero rode to an incredible second place in the opening SuperEnduro final before rounding out the night with two more solid performances. Focused on an improved result in Poland, and with his confidence growing indoors, Guerrero will be keen to improve on his strong start to the championship.
Behind the top three riders in the championship standings comes a long list of competitors all capable of getting themselves on the podium in Lodz. Xavier Gallindo - Husaberg, Jonny Walker - KTM and Alex Salvini - Husqvarna all recorded a top three result in one of the SuperEnduro finals in Genoa, however were also hampered by crashes. If each can improve on their consistency in Poland, the current top three riders can expect a real fight on their hands. Adding into the unpredictable mix Ivan Cervantes - Gas Gas, Alfredo Gomez - Husaberg, Cody Webb - Beta and Dani Gibert - Husaberg the second round of the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship in Lodz, Poland looks set to be another night of thrilling and unpredictable racing.