FIM World Championship Rd1 - XL Lagares
Team Jarvis all made the trip to the stunning city of Porto in May for the 1st round of the FIM Extreme Enduro world championship. Unfortunately, the planned feature race was cancelled due to a Covid hotspot on the route so a shortened supercross event was organised instead which ensured that some racing would occur. The Race would have been one of the most spectacular and ideally suited to the team, but following heavy overnight rain, it was mutually agreed by the event organiser and the FIM that 2021 championship points would not be awarded at this first round but that racing would continue.
On the Sunday, Graham produced one of the surprise performances on the day and proved himself a model of consistency - a trio of fourth place results earning him third overall.
"After the news late on Thursday evening that the original event format wouldn't go ahead, I think everyone - especially the event organisers - made the best of a difficult situation. The mountains are more my style so, to be honest, I've surprised myself with third overall."
Jarvis Husqvarna Racing rider Grant Churchward took the top step of the podium in the Vets class in a format he had never competed in before showing that experience counts when the conditions are tough.
Teodor came 7th overall, beating several factory team riders and setting him up for a hectic schedule of events around Europe and the USA in May and June
Extreme XL Lagares Overall Result
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 57pts 2. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) 45pts 3. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna) 39pts 4. Wade Young (Sherco) 37pts 5. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna) 35pts 6. Dominik Olszowy (KTM) 31pts 7. Teodor Kabakchiev (Jarvis Husqvarna Racing) 28pts 8. Mario Roman (Sherco) 26pts 9. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 17pts 10. Kevin Gallas (GASGAS) 15pts