With the 2014 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship coming soon we look back at the last six seasons.
It’s been known as the FIM Indoor Enduro World Cup, FIM Indoor Enduro World Championship, and today it’s named the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship. Over the last six years three riders have ruled the roost, but only one has more than one title to his name…
2008 – Knighter’s rule
With the championship in its infancy it was David Knight who dominated back in 2008. Flanked at round two in Munich by the late, great, Mika Ahola, and a fresh-faced newcomer to the sport named Taddy Blazusiak, DK went on to lift the first ever FIM Indoor Enduro title. The dominant indoor enduro racer on both sides of the Atlantic back then, Knight was unquestionably the first great champion of the indoor game.
2009 – Cervantes wins for Spain, in Spain
With Taddy Blazusiak sustaining a serious facial injury following a crash in the States, Ivan Cervantes stepped forward as the rider to beat in 2009. Proving many times before to have the speed to win indoors, his largely mistake free season saw him get the better of Blazusiak on his return to form.
2010 – Taddy’s first title
It was obvious it wouldn't be his last, but 2010 was the year Taddy Blazusiak secured his first FIM crown. A smoother, less reckless, rider having worked hard prior to the championship’s start to calm his often ‘to-the-edge-and-further’ riding style, Taddy de-throwned team-mate Ivan Cervantes.
2011 – Title #2 for Taddy
Taddy was expected to win the FIM title in 2011 – and he did so without too much trouble. Well established as a force to be reckoned with, his decision to ease back on his Hard Enduro commitments to focus on Endurocross and indoor enduro racing meant he was a hard man to beat.
2012 – Taddy’s near perfect season
Dominating the first two rounds of the series, claiming three wins each time out, the question on everyone’s lips headed into the third and final round was ‘can Taddy win ‘em all?’ No, was the answer. Not because he wasn’t fast enough, but because he simply wanted to ensure the title was his. Two wins and a third place result saw Taddy lift his third consecutive FIM indoor crown.
2013 – Injury to Ecstasy for Blazusiak
Although he didn't let too many people know it, Taddy was injured heading into the season opener in Poland. Unsure if he’d be able to finish the event, he went on to win two of the three finals and make a near perfect start to his title defence. Two further wins in Barcelona took the Pole closer to a fourth championship, which he secured with a 1-2-3 result in the series finale in France to claim his position as the most successful ever SuperEnduro racer.