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MOTOREX Racing Report 2014 EN

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RALLYE © Photo: M.

RALLYE © Photo: M. Maragni © Photo: C. Barni © Photo: Future7Media RALLYE MARC COMA RETURNS TO THE TOP IN RALLYE Doing no wrong in 2014, KTM’s Marc Coma proved himself the master of rallye by winning both the Dakar and the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship. Missing the Dakar Rallye in 2013 due to a shoulder injury, Coma returned to the most demanding race in motorsport intent on winning. Enjoying a flawless fortnight of competition, he rode his way into the record books as a four-time champion of the event. With the Dakar Rallye his, Coma then set his sights towards winning back the Cross-Country Rallies series he lost in 2013. Travelling to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Italy, Brazil and finally Morocco, the KTM rider was a model of consistency. Never dropping outside of the top two and despite not needing to win the final round in Morocco, Coma crossed the finish line as the race winner and the newly crowned champion. 14

SUPER ENDURO / ENDURO EXTREME SUPER ENDURO NO STOPPING TADDY BLAZUSIAK INDOORS Yet again there was no stopping KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak as he charged his way to a record breaking fifth consecutive FIM SuperEnduro World Championship at the start of 2014. Always the rider to beat indoors – no matter which side of the Atlantic Ocean he lines up to a race on – Blazusiak again led everyone home in 2014. Kicking things off with a perfect score at round one in Great Britain, he was unable to secure the winning result he hoped for on his home turf in Poland at round two. With the series moving to Brazil and Mexico for rounds three and four, Blazusiak returned to the top step of the podium in Brazil to the delight of the fans. Back in Europe for the penultimate round in Spain, the KTM rider delivered a master class of riding and won all three of the main events. With a comfortable points lead in hand entering the final round of championship in France, Blazusiak easily secured a double win to wrap up his fifth world title. © Photo: Future7Media © Photo: drp Productions Joining Blazusiak on the championship podium in third, Jonny Walker (KTM) capped off a strong indoor series with a race win at the final round in France. ENDURO EXTREME JONNY WALKER MAKES HIS MARK IN HARD ENDURO 2014 was a year to savour for KTM’s Jonny Walker. Firmly finding his feet in Hard Enduro, the young Brit took on and beat Graham Jarvis in the two most important races of the year – Erzberg and Romaniacs. Having missed out on a podium result in both races during 2013, Walker more than made up for it this year. Determined to fight his way onto the top step of the podium in Erzberg, Walker delivered a jaw-droppingly impressive ride to victory. Leading from the off, the KTM rider made short work of the notoriously steep climbs and descents that the “Iron Giant“ had to offer. Crossing the finish line clear of all his rivals, Walker picked up his second career Erzberg victory. © Photo: Future7Media Moving on to Romaniacs in Romania, Walker focused on keeping that winning momentum rolling along. A race he had yet to win, he began the four-day event in fine style by securing victory on day one. With the race lead his, he kept his cool for the remainder of the week as Jarvis did everything possible to chase him down. Going on to win the penultimate day’s action, Walker kept everything in check during the fourth and final day to become this year’s Romaniacs champion. 15



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