One rider determined to do well at the opening round of the 2012 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship is Swede Joakim Ljunggren. A rider that likes nothing better than the intense, close contact, hassle and bustle indoor enduro sport delivers, Joakim knows all too well what it takes to win.
Topping the opening final in Genoa 12 months ago, the factory Husaberg rider went on to place as runner-up in the 2011 FIM Indoor Enduro World Championship. With Taddy Blazusiak the only rider to finish ahead of him, Joakim knows that going one better in 2012 will be anything but easy.
"I was really happy with how I rode in Genoa last year," confirms Joakim. "The whole night went almost perfectly. From winning my heat race to battling at the front of pretty much all the finals, it was great. I didn't know exactly how well things would go because it was my first indoor race on a two-stroke, but it couldn't have gone better really."
Can Joakim return to the podium in 2012? "I certainly hope I can. I've been working hard to get ready for this race. Good starts make things much, much easier so I just hope I can get out of the gate well in all races."