Connect with us

superenduro

HAAKER, WALKER, BLAZUSIAK and… a surprise!

HAAKER, WALKER, BLAZUSIAK and… a surprise!

pub1_0

With a little more than a month before the start of the 2017 SuperEnduro season, we begin to take a closer look at the teams…

Last weekend, KTM and Husqvarna announced the four riders who will be part of the Grading List (each team is allowed only two riders in this list). On the KTM side, we therefore find the usual Taddy BLAZUSIAK (PL) and Jonny WALKER (GB), while over at Andreas HOLZL’s Husqvarna Factory Team, World Champion Colton HAAKER (USA) will represent alongside… Pascal RAUCHENECKER (AUT)!

jonny.walkersuperendurord3argentina20167M7813

KTM Factory team’s line-up is unsurprising since WALKER was able to complete a brilliant season in 2016 (3rd) despite a serious injury to his fibula at the penultimate round in the Czech Republic. While BLAZUSIAK, six times world champion, will always be one of the favorites for the title.
At Husqvarna, the return of HAAKER makes perfect sense as he is carrying the “number 1” plate, but the inclusion of the Austrian Pascal RAUCHENECKER is a big surprise. New to Enduro (he has only just completed his first EnduroGP season, albeit with an encouraging 18th place), it will be interesting to find out if his skills transfer to SuperEnduro.

pascal-rauchenecker_ewc-2016-rnd-6_7557

KTM, like Husqvarna, will hope to have the odds stacked in their favor to win the title on March 18th, 2017 at the final round of the championship; Exhibition Park, Albi (France). We already know that Cody WEBB (USA – KTM) will not be present all the SEWC races this season – just like his compatriot Taylor ROBERT (USA – KTM), who will focus on EnduroGP in 2017. What about the two Spaniards, Alfredo GOMEZ and Mario ROMAN, 5th and 6th in 2016? Previously in the grading list for both KTM and Husqvarna, will they come back for more?
More news and surprises in the coming days… Stay tuned!

Follow us on Facebook

Next Upcoming Events

Filter Events

26janAll DaySuperEnduro Caja Magica Madrid

01febAll Day03BASSELLA RACE 1 HARD ENDURO SPAIN

03febAll DayFeaturedROUND 2 BRITISH EXTREME ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP COWM QUARRY

09febAll DaySuperEnduro Hungary Budapest/ Papp Laszlo Sportarena

15feb(feb 15)1:00 am16(feb 16)1:00 amHells Gate 2019 No Escape Line

24febAll DayFeaturedBRITISH ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 1 Dorset Enduro Ltd

sponsors

More in superenduro

X