SuperEnduro 2019 – Rd.3 – Spain
Three years after a historic and dramatic final in the Las Rozas arena that saw Colton HAAKER (USA – Husqvarna) win his first World Championship title on the last lap to the detriment of Cody WEBB (USA – KTM), the Maxxis FIM SuperEnduro World Championship is back in Madrid this Saturday, January 26th!
Does HAAKER have an answer for WEBB & BLAZUSIAK ?
Despite winning two races, Cody WEBB almost missed out on the victory in Germany at the beginning of this month. But in the end, the Californian does indeed arrive in Madrid with the red 24MX Leader Plate and a slender advantage of 2 points on his teammate at KTM Factory Racing, Taddy BLAZUSIAK (PL – KTM) and 8 points on Colton HAAKER. The reigning Champion will therefore have to work to maintain or even strengthen his meagre advantage…
Especially since BLAZUSIAK, winner of Round 1 in Krakow, has proven that he still has plenty of desire to win and he is determined to go for his 7th crown and make his mark in the SuperEnduro history books once again!
Third in the standings, Colton HAAKER is still looking for his first victory in 2019, a victory that could well open the floodgates for the factory Husqvarna rider, especially as he has good memories of Madrid 2016…
Behind this impressive trio, while Alfredo GOMEZ (E – Husqvarna) cannot defend his position after dislocating his left elbow in Germany, Kevin GALLAS (D – Husqvarna), Cristobal GUERRERO (E – Yamaha) and Pol TARRES (E – Husqvarna) should offer us a nice battle for the other two places in the Top 5.
Blake GUTZEIT (RSA – Husqvarna) could well be on good form too, as could Diogo VIEIRA (P – Yamaha) who has improved a lot this season. So we could have five riders or more capable of mixing it up at the front, but who will come out on top?
Locals Jose Maria JUAN BERNABEU (Sherco), Xavi LEON SOLE (Husqvarna) and Alex GRAU SANZ (Sherco) will also be eager to shine in front of their home fans while Russian David LEONOV (Husqvarna) will want to make up for his disappointing evening in the SachsenArena de Riesa (Germany).