Red Bull Mega Watt 111 2018 RESULTS & VIDEO

Wade Young has claimed his second consecutive win in the World Enduro Super Series, sweeping to victory in Poland’s Red Bull 111 Megawatt.

Pulling clear from his rivals, Young tamed Europe’s largest coal mine to secured the top step of the podium over home hero Taddy Blazusiak with Billy Bolt third.

The 2018 WESS championship was turned on its head when series leader Jonny Walker crashed heavily while leading and failed to finish. Fighting his way up to fourth, Manuel Lettenbichler becomes the new championship leader with three rounds remaining.

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.

Megawatt 2018 highlights (8min):


Young, Blazusiak and Bolt on the podium of the Red Bull 111 Megawatt 2018 © KIN MARCIN/RED BULL CONTENT POOL
Young, Blazusiak and Bolt on the podium of the Red Bull 111 Megawatt 2018

For Young, it was a race that went like clockwork. Knowing the three laps round the deep sandy quarry would be a gruelling affair, he eased his way into things. Steady on lap one and happy to sit behind leader Walker, he then hit his stride on lap two when Walker crashed out. Building his advantage he made short work of the gigantic sand mounds and quick-sand-like terrain to claim victory by over two minutes.


“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”, told Young
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It was so important to manage this race well. I felt good, and to win here after winning at Red Bull Romaniacs is awesome.Wade Young

“I feel like I almost had a perfect race. I saw the flag drop but I was a little behind, so I kept it flat out around the outside to get fourth. I had a few little crashes along the way but managed to settle things down. It’s awesome to get the win.”
After a tough opening start to this year’s WESS, Blazusiak showed he’s back to his best with second in his home race. Despite nursing a broken finger, the Polish maestro put in a calculated performance to finish as runner-up.

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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