After a great final round in Barcelona last February, won by Taddy BLAZUSIAK (PL - KTM), the Federation International of Motorcycling (FIM)began looking for a new championship promoter. After being successful with the tender they submitted to the FIM, Alain BLANCHARD (Maxxis FIM EWC Promoter) and the team at ABC Communication now have the difficult task of adding excitement and drive to the Championship, starting this year on 8th December in Poland.
After the cancellation of the Italian round in Genoa, the Grand Prix of Poland will be the first event of the "SuperEnduro” season and will be held in the third most important city in Poland; Lodz. It will be held at the Atlas Arena where the current triple SuperEnduro World Champion will feel "at home" again.
SuperEnduro time at Lodz...
For the opening of the Championship, the FIMhas entrusted Lodzki Klub Motorowy and Polski Zwiazek Motorowy (PZM) with the privilege of running the very first round of the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship. There is great previous experience already here in Poland, as they hosted a round of championship last season.
The Lodzki Motorowy Kluband its president Andrzej ANDRZEJAK did not hesitate in choosing the venue. The Atlas Arena was designated to accommodate great events like this round of the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship. The arena, with a capacity of 12,109 seats, was opened in 2009 and has already hosted many important events, such as the World League Volleyball and the European Basketball Championship plus many concerts. In addition, the arena also features 11 VIP suites with terrace!
Lodz, Poland's third largest city is located in a region with the same name in central Poland. This charming city of about 750,000 inhabitants is twinned with cities such as Lyon, Stuttgart, Vilnius or Los Angeles. It is located 130 kilometres southwest of Warsawand 260 kilometres north of Krakow. Although once renowned for its textile industries, Lodzis nowadays a rapidly developing city, which is marked by the tragedies of history and economic difficulties. It puts communication of its multicultural heritage and the organisation of important major events within its strategy to overcome difficulties of the past... SuperEndurois a part of this strategy.
The Atlas Arena
BLAZUSIAK “at home”!
The stars of this challenging sport are eager to do battle and the first round is already looking promising! KTM rider Tadeusz BLAZUSIAK will aim for a fourth consecutive World crown. With vast public support on home ground, the Polish rider will once again be the favourite and no doubt will seek to make a big impression on 8th December at the Atlas Arena. Alongside him stands the young British hopeful Jonny WALKER (GB - KTM) who never ceases to impress the experts with his speed and excellent passing skills. Second last year, he is the biggest rival for his KTM teammate ... Behind these two men, Joakim LJUNGGREN (S - Husaberg), third in 2012 and David KNIGHT (GB - Honda)the 2008 Champion are both considered to be serious contenders as indeed, are Husaberg Alfredo GOMEZ (E - Husaberg) and Mike Hartmann (D - Husaberg). New boys Thomas OLDRATI (I - Husaberg), Christophe BRUAND (F - Sherco)and Kornel NEMETH (H - KTM) will seek to gain the most experience possible, with shots bursts of energy.
In the brand new Junior class, many prospective winners in Poland will try to do their personal best, but Giacomo REDONDI (I - KTM), recent winner of the 125cc FIM Youth Cup at the EWC and the Gas Gas rider Danny MCCANNEY (GB) are both clear favourites for the under 23 years old class!
The stars of the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship look forward to meeting you on Saturday, December 8th at the Atlas Arena in Lodz(Poland) from 17:00 with suspense, excitement and a great show!
- Lodz (Lodz Region);
- 130 km southwest of Warsaw;
- Saturday, December 8th from 17:00;
- Organisation: Lodzki Klub Motorowy;
- Website: www.enduro-abc.com and www.endruoarena.pl;
- Sequence: 3 finals for the Premier class and two finals for Junior class;
- Ticket Price: From € 23 to € 98 (VIP);
- Airport: Warsaw 130 kms and Wroclaw 217 kms
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