What To Watch For – SuperEnduro Poland, Rnd 2
The SuperEnduro World Championship steps up a gear as round two of the series heads to Lodz, Poland this weekend. After an explosive opening round to the championship in Liverpool, we take a look at some of the things to watch out for inside the Atlas Arena on Sunday…
Blazusiak Out Front
In the midst of fighting for the AMA EnduroCross Championship, Taddy Blazusiak arrived to round one of the SuperEnduro in Liverpool razor sharp. His starts were dialled in and on a tough and technical course he was in no mood to mess about. Taking three wins from three starts and bagging an extra three points for topping Super Pole, the KTM rider now has home advantage on his side in Poland. It’s going to take a lot of effort to stop him winning.
Gibert – The New Contender
Dani Gibert was the surprise of Liverpool. Although he won Final #2 in France back in March, many had dismissed it as a lucky win. In the Echo Arena he proved he’s the real deal. Almost beating David Knight for second in Final #1, it took Blazusiak until the penultimate lap of Final #2 to shake him off for the win. Showing that you don’t need a factory contract to compete at the highest level, all eyes will be watching the Spaniard to see if he can deliver the goods again.
McCanney Heads The Juniors
Taking over from where his brother Danny left off, Jamie McCanney was the overall winner of the Junior class. Second in Final #1, he took a convincing win in Final #2. But the Manxman knows he’s got serious competition in Poland. Sweden’s Andreas Linusson came out of nowhere to win Final #1 in Liverpool but a multitude of crashes stopped a repeat result in Final #2. Now with round one nerves out of the way, the race is on between McCanney, Linusson plus Giacomo Redondi and Pawel Szymkowski for a podium result.
Can Bristow Beat Sanz?
For a millisecond at the Echo Arena, Emma Bristow had her wheel in front of Laia Sanz. Hunting her down, the Brit almost found a way past the Spaniard until she came undone in the logs. Sanz escaped for the win but Bristow’s coming back for redemption in Poland.
The Atlas Experience
The Atlas Arena is one of the most impressive in the championship. With SuperEnduro continuing to grow in popularity year on year in Poland – thanks to Taddy – organisers are gearing up for a sell out show. That’s close to 10000 Poles cheering for one guy. If you’ve never been to the Atlas Arena before it is one that’s worth the trip – the atmosphere is electric.