On The Pegs May 2018 - Volume 3 - Issue 5 - Page 48

On The Pegs SUPERENDURO Lidköping, Sweden TITLE TO WEBB CODY WEBB CLAIMED HIS FIRST CAREER WORLD CHAMPION- SHIP TITLE IN SWEDEN, WHERE A FIFTH PLACE FINISH GAVE THE FACTORY KTM RIDER THE 2018 FIM SUPERENDURO TITLE Cody Webb added the 2018 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship to his list of championship ti- tles after posting a fifth place finish at the series fina- le in Sweden. The FMF/KTM Factory Racing-backed Californian came into the fifth and final round of the series holding a 17 point advantage over teammate Taddy Blazusiak, and his fifth place finish was more than enough to secure the title. The tight and technical Swedish circuit proved tricky even for the top-class field. But it was Blazusiak who tamed it best on the Akrapovic SuperPole lap, posting the fastest time ahead of teammates Webb and Jonny Walker. In race one it was Blazusiak who excelled again, controlling the race from the front. Behind him, mistakes by Webb and Walker cost the duo valuable time, relegating the pair to fourth and fifth respectively, while Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Billy Bolt came away with a solid runner-up finish. Race two’s reverse-grid produced its usual surpris- es with KTM-mounted Manni Lettenbichler taking the early lead. Blazusiak fought his way past Webb