Wade Young Tops 2018 Red Bull Romaniacs


Sherco Factory Racing’s Wade Young (from the Republic of South Africa) claimed top honors at this year’s Red Bull Romaniacs, round 4 of the World Enduro Super Series in Sibiu, Romania, after finishing fourth on the final day of racing.

With a second place in the Prolog, Young finished second on the first day of the race and then won on days 2 and 3, which left him with more than a four-minute advantage going into the final day. It was a stressful day, but Young managed to masterfully win this 15th edition of the Red Bull Romaniacs.

With the win, Young etched his name into the history books as the youngest winner and first South African to win the epic race, which is considered the world’s toughest Hard Enduro. Germany’s Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jonny Walker (Great Britain) joined Young on the podium after finishing second and third, respectively.

Position Rider Brand
1 Wade Young Sherco
2 Manuel Lettenbichler KTM
3 Jonny Walker KTM
4 Billy Bolt Husqvarna
5 Alfredo Gomez Husqvarna
6 Paul Bolton KTM
7 David Cyprian KTM
8 Blake Gutzeit Yamaha
9 Mario Roman Sherco
10 Philipp Scholz KTM
Position Rider Brand Points
1 Jonny Walker KTM 2,900
2 Manuel Lettenbichler KTM 2,715
3 Billy Bolt Husqvarna 2,520
4 Wade Young Sherco 2,220
5 Paul Bolton KTM 1,832
6 Graham Jarvis Husqvarna 1,818
7 Josep Garcia KTM 1,750
8 Taddy Blazusiak KTM 1,445
9 Travis Teasdale Beta 1,410
10 Lars Enockl GasGas 1,351