British Sprint Enduro Championship Press Release
Hot on the heels of the recent announcement that US racer Ricky Dietrich will contest the 2012 Husqvarna ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship, organisers GMC Events are pleased to announce that Poland’s Endurocross star Taddy Blazusiak will also take his place on the start line at the series opener in Aldershot on February 11/12.
Blazusiak, the reigning AMA Endurocross champion and run-away leader of the FIM SuperEnduro series, will use rounds one and two of BSEC series as part of his preparation for the forthcoming 2012 AMA Endurocross championship. Taddy, who has dominated the indoor enduro racing scene throughout the past 24 months, has also indicated that, schedule permitting, he will contest as many rounds of the BSEC series as possible.
Taddy Blazusiak: ‘I had a great time when I raced the first rounds of the 2010 sprint enduro series in the UK and have wanted to come back ever since. Now that my schedule allows me to do that I’m really looking forward to competing in the British Sprint Enduro Championship again. The sprint format really works for me as great training as each special test is about the same length as an Endurocross race. In the States I race against a lot of riders from motocross backgrounds, so I have to constantly keep working on my speed. The sprints are a great place for me to do that. I know there’re a lot of really fast riders in the UK so I’m excited to get in amongst them and do my best. I also have a lot of fans in the UK so to get the chance to come back and race in front of them is something I’m really looking forward to.’
Jonty Edmunds – BSEC Events Director: ‘Having Taddy sign up to compete in the BSEC opener is a major boost for the series. He last rode in the championship two years ago and since then has always stayed in contact with us. He’s had a phenomenal 24 months, winning just about every race that he’s entered with his hard charging riding style that’s always exciting to watch. Adding both Taddy and Ricky Dietrich to the entry list adds a great international flavour to what is going to be an explosive start to this year’s championship.’
The opening rounds of the 2012 Husqvarna ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship take place Nr Aldershot, Hampshire on February 11/12.
The event is situated off the A323, Fleet Road. Follow event signs to the start/finish and parking areas.
Postcode: GU11 2HL
Adults Â£10.00 each. Under 14 year olds free. Overnight camping Â£10.00
Vehicles will be parked on a generous, flat parking area joining onto the rider’s paddock and start/finish area.
Racing starts at 9.30am both days. A sighting lap (starts 9.00am) and four timed laps will take place during the morning session before a 30-minute break and paddock autograph signing session. A three-lap afternoon session will then take place. On Sunday the event will end with a prize giving ceremony.
For more information visit www.enduro-sprint.com
About the BSEC
The Husqvarna ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship is the UK’s newest off-road motorcycle race series, promoted and organised exclusively by GMC Events Ltd. Enduro is one of the world’s longest standing off-road motorcycle disciplines, the motorcycle equivalent of car rallying. Sprint enduro is an exciting new rider, spectator, and media friendly discipline that delivers simple to understand, day-long, enduro racing action. The series caters for the best enduro talent in the UK. The BSEC is governed by the ACU – the internationally recognised National Governing Body for motorcycle sport in the British Isles (less Northern Ireland).
Husqvarna is an iconic off-road motorcycle brand. In ’07 Husqvarna became a part of the BMW Group with the German company completely revitalising the Husqvarna brand, which is now the off-road competition arm of BMW Motorrad. A new factory that houses production, design, administration and R&D has since been built in Varese, Northern Italy. Enjoying competitive success at the highest level, in 2011 Husqvarna clinched the Enduro 1 and Enduro 2 World Championship titles with their TE250 and TE310 machines ridden by Finn Juha Salminen and Frenchman Antoine Meo. Building its first motorcycle in 1903 Husqvarna motorcycles were produced in Sweden until ’86 when the company was sold to the Cagiva Group, which later became MV Agusta S.p.A. Enduro greats such as Anders Eriksson, Paul Edmondson, Samuli Aro, Stefan Merriman, Petri Silvan, Antoine Meo and Juha Salminen have all enjoyed world championship winning success with Husqvarna. http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.co.uk