WADE YOUNG: IT WAS ALMOST A PERFECT RUN

This might be it of Wade Young as his winning marks continue with his victory in this year’s Red Bull 111 Megawatt. Competing with top riders in his class, Wade express his feeling on the race and winning it all in Romaniacs and in WESS championship.

Wade Young said: “I’m so glad right now. I got myself close to the front and then ahead of Walker when he crashed. I think we would have had a great battle – it’s not nice to see a rider crash out. It was so important to manage this race well. I felt good, and to win here after winning at Red Bull Romaniacs is awesome. It was so important to manage this race well. I felt good, and to win here after winning at Red Bull Romaniacs is awesome. I’m so happy right now. I got myself close to the front and then ahead of Jonny when he crashed. I think we would have had a great battle – it’s not nice to see a rider crash out.  I feel like I almost had a perfect race. At the start I saw the flag drop but I was a little behind, so I kept it flat out around the outside. A few riders fell, which put me about fourth. I had a few little crashes myself but I managed to settle things down and use my speed to good effect. I put it together and felt strong. It’s awesome to get the win. I feel like I almost had a perfect race”

Walker crashes out

With three rounds remaining, the race for Jonny Walker went terrible after he crashed out of the race while battling for the lead with Wade Young and Manuel Lettenbichler in the second phase of three laps of physically demanding thirty-kilometre race. The race featured the Europe’s largest coal mine that intensifies the thrill of excitement for all riders throughout the race. Walker heads up and controlled the race in the opening lap passing Wade Young, Taddy Blazusiak and Billy Bolt. However, the bad luck hits when Walker crashed hard on a fast downhill section near on the mining section. Young took advantage and lead the race to finish on top with a winning margin of over two minutes. Fighting for position in the podium were close and electrifying among riders, Blazusiak, Billy Bolt, Nathan Watson and Manuel Lettenbichler. Completing the top three were Blazusiak and Bolt. Taddy Blazusiak said: “I broke a finger at Red Bull Romaniacs and I have more or less no strength or movement in it. It’s been a tough season for me, so I know I just have to tough it out and, well, things worked out great here. I’m super happy to be on the podium. I had to take things carefully on the Motocross section because I was struggling to keep my hands on the handlebars where it was so rough. I was second during lap one and the guys ahead of me were really charging. I got arm pump but once that eased I started to push hard again. I had a bit of a mishap coming into the pits on lap two, but the rest of the race went well. I feel like I’m starting to turn things around and to be able to get second here in Poland is awesome.”

Trailing to Blazusiak by just seven seconds, Billy Bolt completes the last position on the podium. Billy Bolt said:  “I’m really pleased with finishing on the podium. This was the race that I was least pleased with my performance in during 2017, so to turn things around and finish third is great. I had a poor first lap – I crashed three times on the Motocross section. It seemed to me like that section of the track was different to what we rode on during the qualification. I felt good going into the last lap. I knew Nathan Watson and Manuel Lettenbichler were ahead of me but that if I could stay close to Watson coming into the extreme stuff it would be close. I managed to get ahead of both of them and just didn’t look back. We’ve got three tough races left, but this has definitely been good for me as far as the championship is concerned. I’ll keep working hard.”

Manuel Lettenbichler continues his wonderful season in 2018 finishing fourth. With Walker unable to finish the race, Lettenbichler now leads overall in WESS point standings. Nathan Watson finishes with fifth, Josep Garcia finishes with sixth, Blake Gutzit finishes with seventh, the ErzberRodeo champion Graham Jarvis finishes with eight, Alfredo Gomez finishes with ninth, and Paul Bolton completes final spot for top ten.

With almost a hundred eighty riders competes and finished this year;s Red Bull 111 Megawatt, the World Enduro Series continues on September 22-23 at Hawkstone Park Cross-Country at UK.

Results: Red Bull 111 Megawatt, WESS Round 5

  1. Wade Young (Sherco – RSA) 3 laps, 2:10:52.04
  2. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM – POL) 2:13:01.82
  3. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna – GB) 2:13:08.63
  4. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM – GER) 2:14:15.07
  5. Nathan Watson (KTM – GB) 2:15:34.21
  6. Josep Garcia (KTM – ESP) 2:17:54.59
  7. Blake Gutzeit (Yamaha – RSA) 2:19:07.06
  8. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna – GB) 2:19.37.07
  9. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna – ESP) 2:20:45.11
  10. Paul Bolton (KTM – GB) 2:22:24.86

World Enduro Super Series Standings (After round 5 of 8)

  1. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM – GER) 3405
  2. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna – GB) 3290
  3. Wade Young (Sherco – RSA) 3220
  4. Jonny Walker (KTM – GB) 2900
  5. Josep Garcia (KTM – ESP) 2320
  6. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna – GB) 2308
  7. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM – POL) 2295
  8. Paul Bolton (KTM – GB) 2262
  9. Nathan Watson (KTM – GB) 1928
  10. Travis Teasdale (Beta – RSA) 1790

 

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