A Night of Insanity in Madrid SuperEnduro

Traditionally, the Spanish Grand Prix have always brought about excitement and drama. The 2019 edition was no different; the races were full of twists and turns to keep the crowd gasping all night long. And at the end of this round of the Maxxis FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, the overall standings are now dominated by the man who failed to clock a win in the first two rounds; Colton HAAKER (USA-HVA)

A huge pile-up early in race two (the reverse grid race) caused carnage when Kevin GALLAS failed to get over an obstacle and several riders collided in a “domino effect”. HAAKER and BLAZUSIAK were worst effected as they went down and remounted last. Cody WEBB meanwhile was racing to a very important victory despite starting on the second row. Quick to get to the front, the American never looked back and he took advantage of his rivals’ bad luck.

Largely unnoticed due to the dramatic turn of events behind him, Pol TARRES took his best ever race finish. The ex-trials rider was rewarded with an excellent 3rd place overall at the end of the night.

For Taddy BLAZUSIAK, the whole evening was a bit of a nightmare; after his big crash with HAAKER in race 2 he took a very heavy crash in race 3. The Pole, obviously keen to hold onto a title chance, suffered badly and needed trackside medical assistance. But, determined as ever, he rejoined the race to collect a couple of points. The popular Pole is now 31 points down on HAAKER and his championship seems in danger. Be we can count on Taddy to give his all at the Hungarian round.

Uncomfortable from the start, Cody WEBB nearly pulled it all together for success in the CAJA MAGICA of Madrid. But in the highly dramatic final race of the evening the chain came off his KTM and he was forced to pull off the track. Salvaging 2nd overall on the night, WEBB still has a shot at the title and he’ll be keen to come back stronger.

Alfredo GOMEZ impressed everyone but returning to action just 3 weeks after his nasty accident in Riesa. The Husqvarna rider took a great 3rd place in the final race of the night, against the odds!

JUNIOR: HOARE Back in Control

William HOARE (GBR-HVA) stood out again in Junior category as he took two outstanding victories. The young Brit made it look easy as he took race 1 in style, 25 seconds ahead of Jozsa NORBERT LEVENTE (ROU-HVA). David CYPRIAN (CZE-KTM) who completed the top three.

They Said:

Colton HAAKER: “The end result is awesome but it was an up and down night for me! It was nice to bring home the first race but in race 2 I came over the tanks and there were four guys in the valley and I had nowhere to go. I followed Cody into it and he made it through cleanly but me and Taddy didn’t and we were tangled together. We seem to find each other together all the time… Probably cos were both so aggressive. Over the final jump we raced to it and came together and it was an explosion of bikes and people. It was noones fault cos we both were racing for the flag. It was tough to put that behind me but I tried to be clean in final 3 an dat the start I had someone behind me but then suddenly he wasn’t there. It’s hard for Cody but chains breaking can happen.”

Alfredo GOMEZ: “I’m very happy to do my comeback with a final podium. Those past few weeks have been really dioffcultr and painful. I’m pleased I took the decision to come back racing here in Madrid. The fans gave me smooch strength. I suffered from my elbow, but I hanged tight to this result. This is a great satisfaction.”

Provisional Standings

Prestige Class :

Heat 1 : 1. Colton HAAKER ; 2. Taddy BLAZUSIAK ; 3. Cody WEBB ; 4. Diogo VIEIRA ; 5. Blake GUTZEIT ; 6. Xavi LEON SOLE ; 7. Pol TARRES ; 8. Kevin GALLAS ; 9. Alfredo GOMEZ ; 10. Cristobal GUERRERO…

Heat 2 : 1. Cody WEBB ; 2. Pol TARRES ; 3. Colton HAAKER ; 4. Diogo VIEIRA ; 5. Alfredo GOMEZ ; 6. Blake GUTZEIT ; 7. Xavi LEON SOLE ; 8. Cristobal GUERRERO ; 9. Kevin GALLAS ; 10. Jose Maria JUAN BERNABEU…

Heat 3 : 1. Colton HAAKER ; 2. Alfredo GOMEZ ; 3. David LEONOV ; 4. Blake GUTZEIT ; 5. Xavi LEON SOLE ; 6. Pol TARRES ; 7. Cristobal GUERRERO ; 8. Diogo VIEIRA ; 9. Jose Maria JUAN BERNABEU ; 10. Kevin GALLAS…

Super Pole Akrapovic: 1. Colton HAAKER; 2. Cody WEBB; 3. Taddy BLAZUSIAK…

Provisional Standing : 1. Colton HAAKER 159pts ; 2. Cody WEBB 146pts ; 3. Taddy BLAZUSIAK 128pts ; 4. Pol TARRES 90pts ; 5. Alfredo GOMEZ 80pts. 6. Diogo VIEIRA 76pts ; 7. Kevin GALLAS 76pts ; 8. Blake GUTZEIT 74pts ; 9. Xavi LEON SOLE 59pts ; 10. Cristobal GUERRERO 55pts…

Junior Class :

Heat 1 : 1. William HOARE ; 2. Norbert JOSZA LEVENTE ; 3. David CYPRIAN ; 4. Tim APOLLE ; 5. Dominik OLSZOWY. 6. Teodor KABAKCHIEV. 7. Leon HENTSCHEL ; 8. Enrico RINALDI ; 9. Diego HERRERA ; 10. Andris GRINFELDS…

Heat 2 : 1. David CYPRIAN ; 2. Leon HENTSCHEL ; 3. William HOARE ; 4. Tim APOLLE ; 5. Adrien JACON ; 6. Teodor KABAKCHIEV ; 7. Norbert JOSZA LEVENTE ; 8. Diego HERRERA ; 9. Ivan PUEYO GIL ; 10. Enrico RINALDI…

Heat 3 : 1. William HOARE ; 2. Leon HENTSCHEL ; 3. Teodor KABAKCHIEV ; 4. Tim APOLLE ; 5. David CYPRIAN ; 6. Diego HERRERA ; 7. Enrico RINALDI ; 8. Dominik OLSZOWY ; 9. Ivan PUEYO GIL ; 10. Adrien JACON…

Provisonal Standing : 1. William HOARE 167pts ; 2. Tim APOLLE 124pts ; 3. David CYPRIAN 119pts ; 4. Leon HENTSCHEL 98pts ; 5. Norbert JOSZA LEVENTE 86pts ; 6. Diego HERRERA 86pts ; 7. Dominik OLSZOWY 65pts ; 8. Teodor KABAKCHIEV 65pts ; 9. Ivan PUEYO GIL 45pts ; 10. Enrico RINALDI 41pts…

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