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Taddy Blazusiak set to retire from active racing

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Red Bull KTM factory rider Taddy Blazusiak has announced he will wind up his active racing career when the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship 2016-17 opening round kicks off in Krakow on December 10.

Blazusiak, the most decorated rider in the disciplines of Super- and Extreme Enduro competition has decided to go out on a high note at the same location where it all started for him, in his own hometown.

The Krakow opening round will be a unique opportunity for Taddy Blazusiak‰Ûªs many fans and admirers to say an affectionate goodbye to an iconic racer.
Taddy Blazusiak Podium X-Games 2014. Credit: Garth Milan/Red Bull Content Pool
"I have been thinking about this decision for a while now," Blazusiak mused, "I have always told myself that I will make that call when I feel the time is right. I‰Ûªve been racing around the world for a long time. I trained the best and hardest I could, and I raced for every race win and championship I entered like there is no tomorrow.

"I achieved more than I ever thought I could, and I‰Ûªm grateful for all the great memories from all my years of racing," he continued, "I want to say thank you to my family, especially to my brother Wojciech, for all the hard work and for being there for me from the beginning.

"Thank you also to my team manager and friend Alex Doringer, and of course special thanks to the KTM CEO Mr. Stefan Pierer and KTM Motorsport Director Pit Beirer for the opportunity to chase my dreams. Thank you to all the people at KTM Factory Racing for the best bike out there, and naturally also a huge thank you to Red Bull and all my long-term sponsors. I‰Ûªm grateful for all the fans around the world and thank you for your support ‰ÛÒ on to the next adventure.‰Û
Taddy Blazusiak at Lodz in 2015. Credit: Lukasz Nazdraczew
Stefan Pierer (CEO KTM Group) sai, ‰ÛÏIt was clear to us right from the time Taddy took that impressive victory at Erzberg in 2007 that he was a very special and very talented rider. It was a privilege for us to have him riding for our factory team and he has been an amazing champion and ambassador for our brand. We thank him for all the exciting victories he delivered and we wish him all the best for his future.‰Û

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