Sherco’s Wade Young has stormed home victorious on the final day of racing to win the 2017 Roof of Africa hard enduro.
After taking the overall lead on day two, Young made no mistakes on the third and final day of racing to once again top the leaderboard.
In doing so he claimed victory in style to card his third win in the 50-year history of the race by over 11 minutes.
Providing the closest challenge to Young entering day three, Travis Teasdale needed to make up 61 seconds to steal a march on his fellow countryman.
But with Young setting a pace too hot to handle, Teasdale ended his day fifth to claim the runner-up result and his debut podium in the Hard Enduro World Series.
Photo Credit: Tyrone Bradley
Third for Jarvis
With a 10 minute deficit to make up on the leading duo, Graham Jarvis was unable to successfully defend his Roof of Africa crown.
Ending day three for third overall, Jarvis still signed off on an incredible season with a podium result.
With wins at the Minas Riders, Red Bull Romaniacs, Sea to Sky and podiums at Erzberg and Roof of Africa and then fourth at the Megawatt, Jarvis did more than enough to claim the overall win in this year’s Red Bull Hard Enduro World Series.
Enjoying one of his best rides in the Roof of Africa to date, Yamaha’s Blake Gutzeit was fourth overall while Alfredo Gomez was fifth.
After a testing debut ride in the Roof of Africa, Mario Roman put to bed his broken chain issue from day two to place second fastest today and lift himself to eighth in the final classification.
In the Silver class it was a win for Heinrich Zellhuber beating Bradley Cox by 21 minutes. Brett Geary claimed victory in the Bronze category.
Provisional Results — 2017 Roof of Africa
1. Wade Young (Sherco) 10:41:28
2. Travis Teasdale (KTM) 10:52:34
3. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna) 11:04:06
4. Blake Gutzeit (Yamaha) 11:06:36
5. Alfredo Gomez (KTM) 11:13:15
6. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) 11:19:25
7. Scott Bouverie (KTM) 11:19:35
8. Mario Roman (Sherco) 11:23:05
9. Andreas Lettenbichler (KTM) 11:30:58
10. David Cyprian (KTM) 11:57:10
Robert LynnEnduro21 Editorrobert@future7media.com