News 10 Sep 2018

Young edges to victory in Poland's Red Bull 111 Megawatt

Lettenbichler inherits World Enduro Super Series lead.

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Sherco Factory Racing’s Wade Young has claimed victory at the Red Bull 111 Megawatt in Poland, which marked round five of the 2018 World Enduro Super Series (WESS).

Securing his second consecutive WESS race win, Young claimed a memorable victory over Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Taddy Blazusiakand Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Billy Bolt in third.

Pole sitter Nathan Watson (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) led through the motocross and endurocross sections before slipping back one position when Walker found a way past his teammate. Spending the opening lap sizing each other and the terrain out, Walker controlled the race lead as Young, Blazusiak, and Bolt all shadowed him.

However, drama quickly struck as they headed into the mine section for lap two when Walker crashed in the dust. Young duly inherited the lead and it was a position he would hold until the chequered flag at the end of lap three, building a winning margin of over two minutes.

Behind him the fight for the remainder of the podium places proved close between Blazusiak, Bolt, Watson and Lettenbichler. Fending off a late attack by Bolt, Blazusiak claimed the runner-up result in his home race.

Crossing the finish line just seven seconds behind, Bolt took third, while Manuel Lettenbichler (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) ended his race in fourth and now leads the championship. After setting the early pace, Watson completed the top five.

The World Enduro Super Series now heads to Great Britain for the Hawkstone Park Cross Country on 22 September.

Detailed results