The tenth annual Wildwood Rock Extreme cross country race was dominated by Sherco’s Wade Young from the start to the finish. The Sherco Factory Team rider was simply a class above as he meticulously motored to his third straight Wildwood Rock Extreme win.
“It was a good race,” said Young. “I really enjoyed the new sections of the track this year and it was great to see so many fans back cheering us on. Conditions were prefect really. My bike was great and we even ran the stock tyres which worked perfectly. It’s rewarding to put Sherco up front and to win again. I really like coming here and being in Australia.”
Young raced a Sherco 300 SE Factory edition and made the infamous event look easy in front of what was estimated to be a crowd of 2,500 spectators. Young was joined on course by Andy Wilksch who raced a Motul Pirelli Sherco 300 SEF Factory edition. Wilksch showed great enthusiasm and threw himself into the event, however, did not quite come to grips with the intense demands of hard enduro.
“It was a tough event for me for sure,” said Wilksch. “Wildwood is nothing like racing an Australian Off-Road Championship round and it’s as far removed from desert racing as you can get. But I still had fun and I showed the 300 SEF is up to the challenge. That bike was fun and it stood up to some serious punishment. It was awesome to be close to Wade to see how he goes about his racing and that guy is all class. I didn’t get the best result, but I loved the experience, learned a lot of lessons and the fans were crazy out there.”
Wade Young will remain in Australia this week to run a one-day coaching clinic on Saturday November 16. The ricing school is open to any rider looking to improve their riding skills. Wade Young Riding School details and bookings can be found at: