It‰Ûªs all systems go as the inaugural World Enduro Super Series clicks into gear for round one at Extreme XL Lagares in Portugal, May 11-13, as the search for the ULTIMATE ENDURO CHAMPION begins.
With the wait finally over, history will be made in northern Portugal when the first ever round of the mixed-discipline WESS championship gets underway. Extreme XL Lagares ‰ÛÓ now in its 14th edition ‰ÛÓ has the honour of hosting the opening event of the series.
In total 252 competitors from 20 nations, including the world‰Ûªs best Enduro riders, will take to the start line in the Penafiel region of Portugal for three days of exciting, and challenging, Enduro racing. A truly unique start to the series, Portugal‰Ûªs Extreme XL Lagares mixes EnduroCross, Urban and Hard Enduro action.
As the 2017 Extreme XL Lagares winner, South Africa‰Ûªs Wade Young will start with the #1 plate on his bike as the search for the ULTIMATE ENDURO CHAMPION begins. Keen to make it a double win, the Sherco Factory Racing rider will have his hands full with no less than 46 other riders entered in the Pro category.
Runner-up to Young last year, Britain‰Ûªs Jonny Walker leads the charge of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teammates with Taddy Blazusiak (Poland), Cody Webb (USA), Josep Garcia (Spain) and Nathan Watson (Britain) all eager to impress at round one.