Utilising Europe‰Ûªs largest coal mine to its maximum, riders then face three laps of a demanding 30-kilometre long course that weaves its way around the spectacular venue. Filled with large sandy climbs, near-vertical drop offs, gigantic sandy moguls and a multitude of high-speed Enduro trails, it‰Ûªs a thrilling race that will push riders to their physical and mental limits.
Victorious in Poland for the last three years, championship leader Walker has made the Red Bull 111 Megawatt his own. Ferociously fast around the Belchatow mine, the British rider will be the rider to beat. Yet to claim a win in this season‰Ûªs WESS, the KTM rider knows that claiming maximum points at round five will set him up perfectly for the remaining races to come.
Sitting second to Walker in the title chase, Lettenbichler is arguably this year‰Ûªs standout performer. With three podium visits in four races, the young 20-year-old privateer is also knocking on the door of his debut WESS victory. With 185 points separating him from Walker, a win in Poland could turn the standings on its head at this crucial part in the series. As round one winner, Bolt will be eager to return to the podium at round five. Always spectacular to watch, the 21-year-old British rider will be aiming high at Red Bull 111 Megawatt.
Keen to keep his winning momentum rolling, round four winner Sherco Factory Racing‰Ûªs Wade Young will be a strong contender in Poland. The South African, who sits fourth overall in the championship chase, is favoured for a top three result. So too is his teammate Mario Roman. The Spaniard has twice finished second at Red Bull 111 Megawatt, shadowing Walker across the finish line both times. Fit and healthy again after his injuries sustained at Red Bull Romaniacs, Roman will be hoping it becomes a case of third time lucky in Poland.