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A WIN FULL OF EMOTION
The 2nd round of the 2018 SuperEnduro season was a real success with the Riesa crowd, who cheered loudly for their German Junior rider Kevin GALLAS (D - Husqvarna), giving him an extra push all the way to the podium. Indeed, Kevin GALLAS, who had already proven himself in Poland where he was on great form, confirmed his early season performance tonight at home; gaining the upper hand over his competitors, not only winning all 3 heats, but also finishing more than 20 points ahead of Kyle FLANAGAN (RSA - Yamaha) and Ignacio FERNANDEZ (E - Husqvarna), who tied for second place. The youngster dedicated this impressive home victory to his father, who recently passed away.
Suffice to say that the crowd were full of pride, especially as Kevin GALLAS also took the lead in the SEWC Junior standings.
Over in the Prestige category it was another exciting night with a combative
atmosphere amongst the riders, who were subject to many mistakes and falls,
including a big pile-up at the start of the 2nd race. It was Cody WEBB (USA -
KTM) who won out on the night, although he was closely followed by reigning
World Champion Colton HAAKER (USA - Husqvarna), who was disadvantaged during the
third heat by a collision with his teammate. Billy BOLT (GB - Husqvarna) was 3rd
overall at the end of the races, but he was forced give his place to Taddy
BLAZUSIAK (PL - KTM), who benefitted from a revised penalty from the FIM. The
Pole originally picked up a 20 second penalty for an unauthorised jump on the
first lap, but this was later reduced to 10 seconds. A 3rd place which made a
difference of 4 points...
WHAT THEY SAID…
Kevin GALLAS: "I dedicate this victory to my father, who I know
would be so proud of me right now. He died shortly before the event ..."
Cody WEBB: "It was not easy. I learned from my mistake in the first moto in terms of my starting position. So I'm very happy with this end result!”.