Wade Young commits to Sherco Racing until 2021

South African Extreme Enduro king pin, Wade Young, signs three-year contract extension with Sherco Racing.


In what Sherco Racing describe as “three beautiful years of collaboration”, the French manufacturer and South African Wade Young have signed to continue for another three years until the end of the 2021 season.

That successful three-year collaboration has seen both parties grow together to be a leading force in the tough world of Extreme Enduro. The announcement adds to the re-signing of Mario Roman earlier this month to the Sherco Racing team. 

By any measure, Young has had a fantastic 2018 winning the Machete, Romaniacs, Megawatt111, Sea To Sky, Wildwood Rock Extreme and Roof of Africa – to name just the major event wins.


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In a press release announcing the new contract, Sherco say: 

We are pleased to announce that Sherco and Wade have reached an agreement and will continue their common adventure. Wade will be in ‘Sherco Blue’ for the next three seasons.

Young took victory for the fourth time at the last race of the 2018 season this past weekend at the Roof Of Africa Hard Enduro. 


Check out Wade’s onboard from the prologue – close stuff with Travis Teasedale!


Speaking of the contract extension, Sherco Racing Team Manager, Jordan Curvalle says: “I’m obviously very happy about Wade’s contract extension. The first time I saw him was in 2015 at the Bassella race in Spain and he impressed me with his speed!

“Before that I knew him only by name and by results in Extreme Enduro. The start of Extreme racing in 2016 presented us [Sherco] with a huge challenge, we have been learning for the past three seasons. The team has progressed well, and we are now having some very good results.

“I am very happy that we will continue our adventure together and the goal is to win even more races!”

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Jon Pearson
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