It's been a bit more than a month since the SuperEnduro season ended, and the transfer market is already active; just a few weeks ago the 2017 Junior World Champion, Blake GUTZEIT (RSA) announced that he will join the 2018 Junior World Champion, Kevin GALLAS (D), they will ride for the “Hillclimb” team!
This a team comprised of the last two “Under 23” World Champions, and they will line up in the Prestige category - starting on December 8 at the Tauron Arena in Krakow (Poland)!
Struggling in the first Grand Prix, Blake GUTZEIT showed great strength of character throughout the 5 rounds of the season, improving all the time and holding 8th in the final standings.
For his fourth season in the FIM Maxxis SuperEnduro World Championship, the South African says goodbye to the Yamaha team run by Neubert Racing, and instead boosts the up-and-coming Hillclimb team, who have made their mark due to the Junior title they took in 2018 with Kevin GALLAS!
We do not know yet if GUTZEIT will ride, like his future teammate, on a Husqvarna but it is clear that he still has a lot of motivation to continue growing and learning in this Championship...
Blake GUTZEIT: "I am very happy to have signed with the Hillclimb team for the 2019 SuperEnduro season as well as for many extreme races. The SEWC has only just ended but I cannot wait for the next season to start! I think with Kevin we will have a competitive team, because as we have proven in the past, we work hard and work well together. This is clearly an important thing in a team. "
This collaboration between the two latest Junior World Champions is rather enticing on paper, but these young SuperEnduro talents will have to study and learn if they are to trouble the likes of Cody WEBB (USA - KTM), Taddy BLAZUSIAK (PL - KTM) and the other top guns...
We will know more at the opening of the 2019 season, which will be held on the 8th of December at the Tauron Arena in Krakow (Poland)!