September 13, 2014 – Vellahn (Germany) KTM Factory rider Andreas „Letti“ Lettenbichler adds another podium result at the 2nd EnduroCross in Vellahn (Germany).
Letti had been invited to the second edition of the Vellahn EnduroCross which is located about 1 hour east of Hamburg. About 3,000 spectators came to the track that had been designed by the team around Holger Dettmann. In comparison to the first edition in 2013 pretty much anything had been improved and especially the track matched highest international standards.
„I was able to take a straight win from the qualifying session, lapping all of the riders in my heat within the 6 laps we had to do, and advanced into the semi finals. Also my 16 years old son Manuel managed to win his qualifying race.
I met Wade Young in the semi final and I came in second behind Wade. Manuel fought against Kornel Nemeth and Paul Bolton, had a bit of bad luck at the start, had two crashes but fought back and managed to advance in to the finals with a really good 4th place in the semi finals.
14 riders had to do 10 laps and it was tough race. Right after the start I was 2nd behind Wade. Wade was incredibly fast and there was no way to catch him. I battled with Kornel going back and forth all the time. Kornel had a technical issue so I secured the 2nd position and came in about 20 seconds behind Wade.
The track was technically demanding but still fluent to ride if you have the skills it takes. So it really matched mine and also Manuel’s style and Manuel showed an incredible performance leaving experienced riders such as Mike Hartmann, Kornel Nemeth and Carsten Stranghöner behind.
I am very pleased with my 2nd place. Wade was hard to beat and there was a strong international field and the track was sure one of the toughest Enduro Cross tracks I’ve done.
Now I’ll spend about a week at a KTM new model presentation in Austria before I fly out to Turkey for ‘the most enjoyable Extreme Endurorace’ – Red Bull Sea to Sky.“
Photo credit: Actionlens Claudius Vasilescu
Top 12 Results – EnduroX Vellahn
Sept. 13, 2014 – Vellahn (Germany)
1. Wade Young (RSA, KTM)
2. Andreas Lettenbichler (GER, KTM)
3. Marcus Kehr (Zschopau),
4. Paul Bolton (GB, KTM)
5. Manuel Lettenbichler (GER, KTM)
7. Mike Hartmann
9. Kornel Nemeth
11. Eddie Hübner
12. Marc Risse