The anticipated comeback of Taddy Blazusiak during the season opener in Krakow had given us a number of quality riding and action. Once again, just a few days after the year begins, the World SuperEnduro Championship will once begin on Saturday, Jnuary 6 to be held at SachsenArena Riesa.
For the fourth year in a row of organizing a round of the FIM Maxxis SuperEnduro World Championship with the support of the DMSB, Motorsportverein Riesa and Eventmanufactur Auerswald have been considered skilled organizers.
Following the great achievement in Sazony, “Eventmanufactur Auerswald” and the Motorsportverein Riesa are at present in the midst of the most knowledgeable organizers of the series. They have selected the Sachsen Arena to host the second round of the 2018 championship. The 6,000 seater capacity of the said arena is a great option for the numerous anticipators that will surely attend and watch the exhilarating championship round. The arena is located at the city of Reisa.
Riesa is to be found in ex- East Germany, more specifically in the region of Saxony. The place had about 34,000 populations. Riesa is the biggest city in the district of Meissen, and it margins the banks of the Elbe. It is positioned 90 km east of Leipzig and 70 km southwest of Dresden.
Riders that were listed came from more than 23 countries in both categories; the 4th running of the German Grand Prix will surely delight the crowd and the fans of motorsport alike.
After his win at his home turf at the Tauron Arena in Krakow, Poland; Teddy Blazusiak returned to the competition with the hopes of having the lead in the score boards. The The six-time World Champion will arrive in Saxony with a slim title lead, and he will want to work hard to keep his 24MX Leader’s Plate.
Cody Webb, the 2017 Endurocross Champion was in great condition after finishing two of the three finals. The one drawback that he experienced was that his “poor performance” that he experienced during his second final which resulted in him preventing to start the season with the red leader plate. Blazusiak will have to work hard for him to prevent Webb into taking the lead in the Prestige Category.
Billy Bolt who is currently the third placer should also be a tough contender for the KTM rider. Bolt manages to win his very first SuperEnduro. Also considered to be a page turner will be Alfredo Gomez who will be raring to go.
4th in overall, Manuel Lettenbichler will be aiming the top spot of the podium after his great GP at Poland. With both having a not so good night at Poland, Colton Haaker and Johnny Walker will definitely elevate their skills to make up the loose that they experienced. Lastly, the EnduroGP riders, Danny McCanney, Alex Salvini and Cristobal Guerrero will return fresh from the holiday season and will certainly bring up some moves to paved their way into the lead.
A must watch feat of riders including Eloi Salsench, Benjamin Herrera, Joan Pau Segura and Aurélien Addeso will be interesting. In addition to, there is the 2017 World Junior Champion, Blake Gutzeit who aims to make an impression in Germany. He is with the Yamaha Neubert team.
Quite a few surprises have been observed in Poland, first off was the shock elimination of one of the favourites for the season: Max Vital of Husqvarna. The Frenchman is already 43 points behind the leader: Kyle Flanagan. Similar to Blazusiak, the rider from South Africa was steady at the Tauron Arena. He had managed to stay cool despite of all the pressures during the races. By this attitude, he had managed to leave with the 24MX Leader’s Plate.
But the Yamaha Neubert rider has just one point benefit to the front of the surprise at the commencement of the season: Matteo Cavallo. The EnduroGP rider showed he may well contend among the future stars of the discipline and he is by now positioning himself as a title favourite.
There are also the Polish hopefuls, Emil Juszczak and Oskar Kaczmarczyk wo showed great potential and had been very close just behind the leader. Also to be kept an eye on is the Chilean Diego Herrera. Other spectators and fans are also eyeing for the present 4th placer Kevin Gallas. The German had won his first heat in Poland and seems to have the weapons to fight for the crown against Flanagan, Juszczak, Cavallo and other riders.
With all these amazing riders bound to race this weekend, the question remains; will Blazusiak be able to resist the fleet?