Sherco’s Wade Young has claimed the 2018 Machete Hard Enduro after three gruelling days of racing in tropical Caribbean conditions of 30-degree Celsius heat and up to 100 percent humidity.
The Sherco Factory Racing star placed fourth in Friday night’s prologue which was run in a super enduro format that closely resembled an enduro-cross track by Australian standards. Albeit, largely constructed from 122 rum barrels, palm trees and coconuts.
Young took control of the race on day-1, victorious after four 50km loops that included an incredible beach section before an energy-sapping jungle course on the third and final day.
“The race went really well, and the bike felt good,” said Young after claiming victory. “This place is insane, and the support is overwhelming. I couldn’t be happier to get the Sherco on the top step.”
Young proved extremely popular with the Dominican Republic fans adding his name to an impressive list of previous Machete Hard Enduro race winners.
1. Wade Young – Sherco
2. Graham Jarvis
3. Manuel Lettenbichler