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Husaberg heads to Barcelona for FIM SuperEnduro World Championship round two

08/02/13 - 16:29

Alfredo Gomez leads the Husaberg team in Spain following his superb fourth pace overall result at round one in Poland…

Husaberg riders Alfredo Gomez, Joakim Ljunggren and Thomas Oldrati head to the Palau St Jordi stadium, Barcelona this coming weekend for the second round of the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship. After a lengthy nine-week winter break, the series gears up for what is the penultimate stop in the three-round championship, where the Husaberg Factory Team are looking to build on their performances at the season opener in Poland.

Delivering solid results in Lodz, Poland in December, Husaberg’s rising extreme enduro star Alfredo Gomez heads to Barcelona sitting in a strong fourth overall in the Superenduro championship standings. After a strong ride in Poland, where the 23-year-old Spaniard secured a thrilling third place result in the night’s closing final, Gomez sits just 10 points shy of the top three championship contenders.

Hopeful of getting his championship campaign off to a promising start, Sweden’s Joakim Ljunggren left the opening round of the season dissatisfied with his night. Bad luck and poor starts severely hampered his progress during each of the three finals. And while the tall Swede redeemed himself with a fourth place result in the night’s third final, Ljunggren frustratingly ended round one sixth overall in the championship classification. Knowing that he’s capable of better, Joakim, who placed third in the 2012 championship, enters the penultimate round of the season determined to make amends for his Polish misfortune.

Ending the opening round of the season in an impressive joint sixth overall with Ljunggren, Italy’s Thomas Oldrati enjoyed a positive debut ride with his then new team. Although not overly familiar with the demands of Superenduro racing, Oldrati showed good pace and consistency. Fifth in the night’s second final was Oldrati’s best performance in Poland but with time to fully prepare for round two in Barcelona the Italian is eager to take his Enduro World Championship form indoors.

Making a one-off appearance at round two of the series, Spain’s Mario Roman will join Gomez, Ljunggren and Oldrati in Barcelona. In what will be his debut ride for Husaberg, the young Spaniard is determined to deliver a strong performance.

In the Enduro Junior category Husaberg’s factory supported rider Johan Edlund enters Barcelona fourth overall in the championship chase, but only 10 points shy of the championship lead. In Poland, Edlund claimed a promising second place in the opening final but after featuring highly in the final race of the night, a small error pushed him back down the field. Knowing that he has the pace to race for the win, the young Swedish rider will be trying hard to end his night on the podium.

Round two of the 2013 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship takes place inside the Palau Sant Jordi stadium in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday, February 10.

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