Graham lived up to his “silent assassin” nickname to kick off day one of Redbull Romaniacs on Thursday the 28th of July. The next stage of the Hard Enduro World Championship took riders to the ‘the world’s toughest hard enduro rally’ in the form of the urban yet moutainess setting of Romania.
Through a whole heap of dry and difficult climbs on this first of four days in the mountains, Graham Jarvis clawed time back on his P11 start position, making inroads on those in front. Typically, the biggest gains came on the hardest hills where he said he had “plenty of energy”. Riding mindful last year’s injury which came on day two, Graham was happy with the first day victory but also said he knows there’s a long way to go.
Day 2 of four at the 2022 Romaniacs saw the clouds blow in and as riders rose from their beds at four AM, they made their ways to the start in the dark, facing a maximum of 2400 metres
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The next stage of the world championship took Jarvis and other racers to the beautiful Italian mountains of Tuscany for the Abestone race for the weekend of the 9th and 10th of July.
The qualifying race consisted of 20 minute four laps, with the riders best two times counting, with Jarvis finishing 13th in this part of the race. The top 30 of this qualified for the main Sunday race whilst the top 16 qualified for the straight rhythm night race which decides the final start positions for the main race. From this, Jarvis finished 8th which hindered the main Abestone race as there was a 30 second interval start.
The main race itself on the Sunday was disappointing for Graham, who stated; “I made a lot of mistakes on the first lap and then I made some adjustments to the bike at the service point and felt a lot better. Though it certainly was not my best performance and I felt it was the most physical race of the year”.
Despite the slow start, Jar