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KTM’s Wade Young takes victory in Roof of Africa Extreme Enduro
KTM rider Wade Young of South Africa continued his determination to shake up the existing order of established Extreme Enduro riders on Saturday when he won his second Roof of Africa title.
Young finished with an impressive time margin ahead of veteran Graham Jarvis of Britain while Brett Swanepoel of South Africa was third. It was Young’s second title in the Roof. He made history in November 2012 when he became the youngest ever winner of the Roof of Africa in its 45-year history but also the first South African to take the title since 2007.
Jarvis stole the victory in 2013 but Young was in blistering form in the 2014 edition to be the clear winner on all three days of the event.
The victory in the Roof tops off a great season for Young, who has challenged the big guns in other events this season. He was third in the Red Bull Romaniacs behind Red Bull KTM factory rider Jonny Walker and Jarvis and was fourth in the Red Bull Sea to Sky in Turkey.
Austria’s Lars Enoeckl (KTM) finished a creditable tenth in this very tough event and Red Bull KTM factory rider Andreas Lettenbichler of Germany did not start on Day Three of the competition. Only 42 of the 116 riders were on the start on Day Three.
Roof of Africa Hard Enduro, Lesotho
1, Wade Young, RSA, KTM, 8:29.31 2, Graham Jarvis, GBR, Husqvarna, 8:35.20
3, Brett Swanepoel, RSA, Yamaha 8:35.37
4, Altus de Wet RSA, Husqvarna 9:08.23
5, Kenny Gilbert, Yamaha, 9:38.35
10, Lars Enoeckl, AUT, KTM 10:12.27
DNS Day three Andreas Lettenbichler GER, KTM