Sherco Factory rider Wade Young wins the 2018 Motul Roof of Africa


Wade Young has topped off an incredible 2018 hard enduro racing season by winning The Mother of Hard Enduro, the infamous Motul Roof of Africa. The Sherco star completed the gruelling event in a total time of 14-hours and 47-minutes, a clear 23-minutes ahead of the second placed rider, Travis Teasdale.


It has been widely reported that the 2018 version of the Roof of Africa was one if the toughest with legendary racer and former Roof winner Alfie Cox reporting, “It was tough. It was not a walk in the park and people had to dig deep. Some blokes were on the bike for ten to eleven hours a day. But that is what the Roof of Africa is all about.”


While the mountains of Lesotho proved unforgiving, Wade Young made short work of the competition with a 40-minute lead after a strenuous 8-hours and 28-minutes on the bike after the first day of racing. Young played it safe on day-two, relinquishing some of his lead but ensuring his fourth Roof of Africa title.


“It was a tough one this year, it was definitely harder than last year but it’s a great way to end off a great season,” Young said after claiming victory.


The Sherco Factory rider claimed a number of high-profile hard enduro events in 2018 with victory in the Sea to Sky, Romaniacs, Megawatt and Australia’s own Wildwood Rock Extreme.