Sherco Factory Racing’s Wade Young tops the time sheets on the opening day of racing at round four of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship, Red Bull Romaniacs.

The 2018 Red Bull Romaniacs winner was quick to make his mark on the 18th edition of the world’s toughest Hard Enduro Rallye, setting the quickest time in Tuesday’s Time Trial Qualification. He led home a stacked field, with Jarvis Husqvarna Racing’s Teodor Kabakchiev second and Rockstar Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Alfredo Gomez third.

With anticipation high, the opening day of competition was an early one as competitors tackled an 18-kilometre-long Time Trial Qualification. With the results determining the starting order for tomorrow’s Offroad Day 1 ‚Äď the first of four offroad days ‚Äď a strong result would pay dividends.

Race winner in 2020, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler led the Gold class away, but an early fall put him on the back foot as Young put the power down from the off. Fastest through the first checkpoint, he kept that momentum rolling to the finish line and claimed a healthy 19-second win after 37 minutes of racing.

Wade Young: “It’s been good to get Red Bull Romaniacs underway. Conditions were fast and dusty out there, but I felt happy straight away and my bike was working great. I’m looking forward to the rest of the week.”

Red Bull Romaniacs – Time Trial Qualification Gold Class
1. Wade Young (Sherco) 37:42
2. Teodor Kabakchiev (Husqvarna) 38:01
3. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna) 38:27
4. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) 38:29
5. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 38:41
6. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna) 38:42
7. Trystan Hart (KTM) 39:13
8. Dominik Olszowy (KTM) 39:15
9. Michael Walkner (GASGAS) 39:39
10. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 40:23

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