South African Wade Young has claimed victory at Red Bull 111 Megawatt in Belchatow, Poland, round five of the World Enduro Super Series.
Securing his second consecutive WESS race win, Young claimed a memorable victory over Polands Taddy Blazusiak and Brit Billy Bolt in third.
In what was a dramatic turn of events, series leader Jonny Walker crashed out of the race on lap two of three, while Germany‰Ûªs Manuel Lettenbichler overcame a slow start to place fourth and with it take control of the championship standings with three rounds remaining.
After a busy day of qualification on Saturday, the 500 fastest riders in this year‰Ûªs Red Bull 111 Megawatt took to the start line in Europe‰Ûªs largest coal mine for Sunday‰Ûªs feature race. Faced with a demanding and physical 30-kilometre course that weaved its way around the quarry, the addition of hot weather and dusty tracks ensured a gruelling three-lap race for the world‰Ûªs best Enduro riders.
As pole sitter, Nathan Watson was quick to claim the holeshot when competitors blasted off the line at precisely 1.11pm. Leading through the Motocross and Endurocross sections, Watson slipped back one position when Walker found a way past his teammate as they entered the quarry. Spending the opening lap sizing each other and the terrain out, Walker controlled the race lead as Young, Blazusiak, and Bolt all shadowed him.