The Maxxis FIM SuperEnduro World Championship served up another great night of racing, this time inside the SachsenArena in Riesa, Germany where round two of the series saw three different riders claim Prestige class wins.
Taddy Blazusiak, who dominated the opening round of the series in Poland, was the first to win. Next up David Knight delivered the goods to win the second final, before Jonny Walker claimed the chequered flag as he topped the night’s closing race.
In the Junior class Sweden’s Andreas Linusson took the overall victory, claiming two race wins along the way. Behind him US racer Ty Tremaine finished a close second, while Manuel Lettenbichler earned a first ever SuperEnduro podium result in front of his home crowd. Enjoying a perfect night defending SuperEnduro Woman’s champion Emma Bristow earned two wins to claim a well-deserved overall victory.
As winner of the opening round of the series in Poland Taddy Blazusiak was determined to continue his winning ways in Germany, and did exactly that at the end of the first Prestige class final. Claiming the holeshot the KTM star was briefly passed by David Knight on lap two before returning to the front. Despite crashing in the log section the Pole took the win ahead of Knight with Alfredo Gomez third.
The reversed starting order for the second Prestige race saw Knight as the quickest rider to work his way to the front, taking the lead almost immediately. With the likes of Blazusiak, Walker, Gomez and Robert forced to fight their way through the pack Knight secured a comfortable win. 11th at the end of lap one Taddy rounded out the top three behind Knight and Taylor Robert.
The night’s final Prestige race saw KTM factory riders Taddy Blazusiak and Jonny Walker hold the top two positions throughout the 10-lap race. Blazusiak lead for the first six laps before a mistake in the sand corner saw Walker take over the lead. Staying out front for the final four laps Jonny joined Blazusiak and Knight as the third Prestige class winner.
The opening Junior class race certainly wasn’t short on drama. But for Andreas Linusson it went almost perfectly. With Ty Tremaine boxed in off the start, Linusson took the holeshot and later the race win. Turning the tables on his rival in the second race Tremaine claimed the win following a mid-race battle with Linusson. But in the third and final Junior race it was Linusson who struck again, producing a near flawless ride to finish ahead of Tremaine. In doing so the Swede claimed the overall Junior class win ahead of Tremaine and Lettenbichler.
Sherco mounted Emma Bristow made the perfect start to the defence of her Women’s title, claiming two wins from two starts. It was Jane Daniels who claimed the holeshot in race one, going on to eventually place third. Despite getting caught up with back markers Bristow powered her way to victory. Daniels claimed a second holeshot in race two, but it was again Bristow who claimed the win. Steadily catching a battling Daniels and Sandra Gomez, Bristow hit the front right when it mattered most, securing a second Women’s class victory.