On The Pegs May 2018 - Volume 3 - Issue 5 - Page 51

On The Pegs Vol. 3 Issue 5 - May 2018 P 51 and up into second before an un- fortunate technical issue forced the six-time SuperEnduro Champion to retire. Webb completed the race in third, giving the American enough points to claim the World Champi- onship title, as Bolt and Lettenbi- chler finished first and second. With the title decided, race three would determine the remainder of the championship placings. Blazu- siak again got off to a good start, chasing down Bolt but eventually settled for the runner-up position behind the Husqvarna rider. Walker rode an excellent race finishing third, enough to give the Brit sec- ond overall on the night. Adding the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship to his 2017 AMA Endurocross title, Webb is undisputedly the man to beat in indoor enduro. Despite a tough fi- nal round, the American was over- joyed with his first ever World title. “I’m so happy, I can’t tell you what this means to me,” said Webb. “Of course, I feel bad for Taddy, he was riding really well to- night. The championship has been great and for it to come down to the wire shows how high the quali- ty really is – I have so much respect for every single rider in this series. I was riding really tight tonight – I think because of my nerves – and Taddy was pushing so hard. He had some bad luck tonight, but I’ve had a couple of bad rounds too. After having a year out of racing in Europe, to come back and be World Champion is amazing – this