Sunday (31st of July) saw Jarvis crowned as champion of round five of the FIM Hard Enduro World Chamapionship at Red Bull Romaniacs. The victory comes as his first of the season and further cemented his status as a Hard Enduro legend by making it a historic seventh win at the infamous 'world’s toughest Hard Enduro Rallye'.
Jarvis proved yet again that there’s no telling what he’s capable of with this Romaniacs victory coming five years after the previous and fourteen years since his first really showing that age is just a number! The final day of racing was smooth sailing for Graham knowing as long as the bike gremlins stayed away and he continued with his consistent outstanding performance with the comfortable lead he had over Teodor Kabakchiev who sat in second place.
Ticking off checkpoint after checkpoint without trouble, he moved himself closer to that elusive seventh win. Arriving at the finishing arena in Gusterita with time to spare, he calmly scaled the infamous final climb to cross the finish line as the overall winner. One year since he exited the race with a badly injured knee, Graham has firmly put that memory behind him. He also proves himself as a serious contender in this year’s championship fight now sitting in 4th place with 60 points and just 13 points behind 1st place Mario Roman. Jarvis heads to the USA in two weeks to take on Red Bull TKO on the 13th and 14th of August.
Here’s what Jarvis had to say regarding the victory: “It’s such an incredible feeling to win Red Bull Romaniacs again. I’ve done it seven times now; I don’t know what to say! In a race like this it takes a lot of effort all week to be there every day and I managed that. After last year’s knee injury, I wasn’t sure how well I’d come back and if I’d be competitive again. It’s been a full year’s work, but I’ve done it. Not just getting back on the podium, but the top step too. Jarvis Racing Team is a full privateer effort, the guys around me are doing it because they love Hard Enduro as much as I do, so this win is for them as much as it is mine!”
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