Wade Young Breaks Records At The 2018 World Enduro Super Series

Two victories, two broken records, two wheels, and one man to do it all.


Thaaqib Daniels, Megan Flemmit, Photography by Tony Christie |

Wade Young bagged two wins at the 2018 World Enduro Super Series over the weekend. Not only did he become the youngest person and first South African to win the Red Bull Romaniacs motorcycle enduro race on Saturday, but the 22-year-old also topped the podium in the Red Bull 111 Megawatt race event on Sunday. This was after pushing through the gruelling 5th round of the series (check out the highlights below).

Towards the end of the clip, you can see the South African give a winning smile after pulling off first place in Poland, with local hero Taddy Blazusiak coming in a close second. But this isn’t the first time Wade has made history, back in 2012 he became the youngest Roof of Africa race winner – at the age of 16. Wade chatted to us about how he keeps in top form.

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Wade’s Winning Formula

Enduro Racer Wade Young – Photograph by Tony Christie

“The harder I train, the easier it makes my race. It makes me feel more confident in myself and my abilities,” Wade told us.

The key to the racer’s success is in the way he trains. Wade doesn’t do much weight training. Instead, he focuses mostly on his core and stability – the two things that help him stay on his bike. “Everything comes from your core; so I focus on that, and cardiovascular exercises.”

“The fitter you are, the more you can push, and the more you’re able to concentrate. It’s not only your body strength that matters, but your mind as well. If your concentration goes, you start making mistakes, and slipping up – which leads to injuries.”

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