News 4 Nov 2019

Lettenbichler crowned WESS champion in Germany

Gomez and Blazusiak lock out the podium at season-finale.

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Victory at the GetzenRodeo in Germany has granted Manuel Lettenbichler the 2019 World Enduro Super Series (WESS) championship.

The KTM-supported rider produced a stand-out performance at the eighth and final round of the series, topping both the morning qualifying race and the main event.

To the delight of his home crowd, Lettenbichler also put the finishing touches to a memorable season, lifting the WESS crown ahead of Alfredo Gomez (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing) and Jonny Walker (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing),

“I’m over the moon, I can’t describe it,” said Lettenbichler. “To be honest I nearly cried on the podium. It was such a long, tough race today and it’s been such a long season. To finish the year with a first place in front of my home fans would have been amazing, but to win the championship as well is unbelievable.

“I’m on top of the world right now. My plan for today in both races was to get away well and try to control the race from the front. I was a little nervous in this morning’s race but thankfully it all went to plan. I was honestly exhausted in this afternoon’s race – I couldn’t have given any more.

“When Taddy passed me, I knew I had to dig deep and carry on and thankfully I managed to get past him again and make it to the finish. The fans have been amazing too – I hope they enjoyed the race as much as I did.”

The German ace was joined on the round eight podium by Gomez and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Taddy Blazusiak.

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