Josep Garcia has swept the victory in Solsona, ahead of Nathan Watson and Jonny Walker.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has just won the seventh round of the 2019 World Enduro Super Series at Solsona, Spain. He managed to score the top in both full days of competition to clinch the ultimate title, ahead of teammate Nathan Watson. Jonny Walker came in third in the challenging BR2 Enduro Solsona.
After Solsona, the team will be back in action at the eighth and final round of the World Enduro Super Series, GetzenRodeo, which takes place in Germany on November 2.
Josep Garcia (Red Bull KTM)- As It Happened
“It felt really good to take the win here at home in front of all my friends and family. I couldn’t have asked for more really. Yesterday I had a couple of crashes but today went perfectly. I had to take a lot of care in the final Supertest, I knew I had some seconds to spare, but Nathan has been so close all weekend and also the extreme guys have been really quick here too. I felt a little extra pressure coming here for my home event, but that only motivated me even more to win. Overall it’s been the perfect weekend.”
Nathan Watson (Red Bull KTM)- As It Happened
“I’m happy with second – Josep was on fire here in Spain and really pushed hard, especially on that first lap yesterday. It’s been a really hectic few weeks for me and I didn’t really come into this race at 100 percent, so to pick up second and more WESS points is a good weekend. With all the travel and non-stop races, things have been tough. The Motocross of Nations was really tiring both mentally and physically, I also hurt my shoulder there a little. Overall, it’s been an amazing couple of weeks, and I couldn’t have hoped for better results to be honest. I definitely need a week’s rest now, that’s for certain.”
Jonny Walker (Red Bull KTM)- As It Happened
“It’s been a good race here in Spain, I’m really happy to get on the podium again. I had quite a steady start to the year, partly from coming back after my fall and not being quite at 100 percent. I’m starting to feel like I am getting back into a groove again. Although I’m still nowhere near where I want to be. The race started well with a win in the Supertest and then I’m really pleased with how I rode on both Saturday and Sunday – I was on top of the extreme test and not too far away on the others considering the opposition. The plan now is to get a good result at GetzenRodeo and hopefully come away with second in the championship.”
Taddy Blazusiak (Red Bull KTM)- As It Happened
“It’s been a tough weekend, and a shame not to get fifth. But considering the preparation I’ve been able to do for this race, I should be happy. You can’t prepare for everything, there just isn’t enough time. Here I was getting faster each lap as I settled into the type of riding, which shouldn’t be the case. The good thing is, things started to click towards the end, but it was just too little, too late to challenge for the podium. I’m feeling good which is the main thing, so it’s off to America for the next two Endurocross rounds soon, then back to Europe for GetzenRodeo.”