For 2018, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and Husqvarna Motorcycles will officially compete in the newly established World Enduro Super Series (WESS), starting with Portugal's Extreme XL Lagares on May 11-13.
Giving the series their full attention, the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team will have five riders competing in the entire eight-round championship with Taddy Blazusiak, Josep Garcia, Jonny Walker, Cody Webb and Nathan Watson all eagerly awaiting the start of this new multi-discipline series.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing will be represented by Graham Jarvis, Colton Haaker, Alfredo Gomez and Billy Bolt with all riders contesting the new eight-round WESS championship during 2018.
The World Enduro Super Series (WESS) will address the increasing diversification of enduro sport by bringing together selected Hard Enduro, Classic Enduro, Cross-Country and Beach Race style events into one championship. Presenting KTM‰Ûªs official riders with a wide array of new challenges, the series will require all athletes to showcase a broad set of skills including speed, technique and endurance.
Of particular interest to KTM is the fact that amateur riders will compete alongside professionals in all events. Collectively, the series will bring together many thousands of competitors and spectators ensuring high levels of engagement with fans at each stop of the series. Through extensive TV, print and new media coverage the championship and its eight unique and diverse races will enjoy extensive specialist and mainstream exposure.