Gutzeit clinches first SuperEnduro World Championship win


There was delight for Blake Gutzeit as he put his Yamaha on the top step of the Maxxis SuperEnduro World Championship Junior Class podium for the very first time in Germany on Saturday.

A sold out SachsenArena in Riesa witnessed history as the South African star secured his maiden SuperEnduro win.

Having claimed a race win in Poland in Round One, the Oslo Beach rider arrived in Germany eager for more.

Kicking things off with a strong victory in race one, he then worked his way from a long way back in heat two for second. Capping things off with a win in heat three ensured him the top step of the podium.

“This win feels like a long time coming but I’m so happy to get it now,” said Gutzeit. “It’s been a great night; I rode my own race and it all came together. Hopefully there is more to come.”

Watch Blake Gutzeit’s crazy Uvongo beach line

After a strong debut, fellow South Coast star Kyle Flanagan (Sherco) had an off night and was unable to qualify for the main race.

The fight for the runner-up result came down to the wire between Spain’s Ignacio Fernandez (KTM) and Czech’s David Cyprian (KTM). In the end the result went to Fernandez with a career best second.

Britain’s Gethin Humphreys (Husqvarna) was fourth. Collecting a win in heat two, Britain’s Lee Sealey (Yamaha) completed the top five.

At the halfway stage of the championship, Gutzeit holds a 24-point lead on 103 points with Paddock rider Flanagan in eighth position on 42 points.

The FIM Maxxis SuperEnduro World Championship continues with Round Three in Bilbao, Spain on March 18.


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