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KTM’s Cody Webb Victorious at Brazil SuperEnduro

Cody Webb Wins FIM SuperEnduro, Round 4, at Belo, Brazil

KTM's Cody Webb Victorious at Brazil SuperEnduro
KTM’s Cody Webb

FMF KTM Factory Team rider Cody Webb of America and his support have a lot of celebrating to do after round 4 of the 2016 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship Series held in Belo, Brazil.

Webb claimed the overall victory which helped him close the gap on Europe’s Red Bull KTM Factory Team rider and current point leader, Jonny Walker. In addition, Webb’s teammate, Taylor Robert, went 6-4-4, which earned him fourth overall.

Webb displayed dominance in the first heat, launching out to the front and getting the holeshot. Webb remained unchallenged from that point forward. He won by a massive margin and rode flawlessly. Taylor Robert had a few hiccups but still managed a top ten finish by earning 6th place.

To mix things up a bit, the starting order during the second heat was reversed. That means Webb had the last gate pick. Despite that, he claimed the holeshot again but this wasn’t a repeat of the first heat; Webb went down in the matrix. He quickly recovered from that but had two more spills which cost him his lead.

In most cases, that would certainly mean a less than desirable finish but Webb shook it off and secured a second place finish with a pass on Colton Haaker. Taylor Robert worked out some of the kinks and secured a fourth place finish.

In the third heat, Webb earned yet another holeshot but pushed a little too hard and went down, which cost him two positions. Again, he recovered quickly to make a last minute pass, earning second place yet again. In the same tone, Taylor Robert matched his second heat race results, walking away with fourth once more.

Webb’s 1-2-2 finishes earned him the overall for the night. The points gained with this victory moved him within 9 points of the overall point standings lead.

“Cody was very fast today and made it hard on himself with too many crashes,” stated Antti Kallonen, FMF KTM Factory Team Manager. “He was able to manage to get the overall and close the championship point’s deficit to 9 points and we are happy with that result.”

Webb spoke a bit after the race, “I’m happy to be back on the top step of the podium. It all came down to the last corner for the overall and I managed to get by Walker for the win. I felt like I was riding well but I made it hard on myself with too many mistakes. We are all pushing so hard it is easy to crash. I have a weekend off now and then it is back for the final two rounds where everything is still to play for.”

“I had a good night,” stated Robert. “Tonight was the best I have raced all season. I was right there with Webb and Walker in the final race and was able to start jumping the log pit which no one else was doing. I just want to keep this momentum going for the next two rounds.”

Next Event: Prague, Czech Republic – March 12, 2016

2016 Brazil SuperEnduro Results:

  1. Cody Webb – KTM
  2. Colton Haaker – Husqvarna
  3. Jonny Walker – KTM
  4. Taylor Robert – KTM
  5. Alfredo Gomez – KTM

Overall Point Standings:

  1. Jonny Walker – 212
  2. Cody Webb – 203
  3. Colton Haaker – 185
  4. Alfredo Gomez – 142
  5. Taylor Robert – 141

Nic de Senahttps://ultimatemotorcycling.com
Twin anything, ride everything. No fuss, no muss. Senior Editor.

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