CODY WEBB – “I’M FEELING RACE SHARP FOR ENDUROCROSS”
At the penultimate round of the SuperEnduro series in Brazil, Cody Webb delivered the goods to claim his debut overall win in the series. Having come agonisingly close in both Germany and Finland, Webb finally earned his right to stand on the top step of the podium.
After what’s been a whirlwind winter swapping machinery from Beta to KTM, Webb seems to be hitting his stride as the SuperEnduro season draws to a close and the AMA EnduroCross Championship gets set to begin.
As the defending champion of that series, Webb looks to bring his winning form to the EnduroCross opener in Daytona this Friday…
Congrats on getting your first SuperEnduro overall win. You’ve got to be feeling good about it?
Cody Webb: “I’m definitely stoked on getting the win. It feels like it’s been a while coming. I got close a couple of times in Germany and in Finland, so to get the job done in Brazil is great.”
Everything was on the line for the overall entering the last race, where you surprised by what unfolded?
“Things definitely got a little crazy in race three. Entering the final race both Jonny Walker and myself were in contention for the overall. It was a case of whoever got the better start had the best shot at winning. We were all going for that start and neither of us wanted to back off. Unfortunately we both lost out and hit the deck really hard.”
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Picking yourself up off the floor did you think the win was lost?
“Honestly, I didn’t know what to think. I just wanted to get back on my bike. But my fuel line had also came off so I need to fix that before going again. Then when I came out of the water pit, Jonny was suck in front of me with troubles of his own. I tried to get by but somehow whiskey-throttled off the track and crashed again. So to come from last twice and still get the overall is great.”
With the opening round of the AMA EnduroCross Championship getting underway on Friday, you must be pleased with how you’re riding?
“I really feel that racing the SuperEnduro series has been good for me. I’ve changed a lot of things over the winter so it’s been great to have some quality race miles under my belt. Hopefully I can hit the ground running at round one in Daytona on Friday.”
As the defending champion of EnduroCross are you ready to start the title fight?
“Racing wise I feel good. I’d like to have a bit more time on my race bike but it’s just not been possible. My endurocross bike is a lot different than my superenduro bike. I’ve only been able to go testing on it once but I’m confident that just being race fit and race sharp will help me get off to a good start. It’s going to be a long season and the championship won’t be won in Daytona.”